Borrowed Time
 

No. 52 of 64 in the BBC New Series Adventures novels series
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By:Naomi A. Alderman
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Editions:  UK (hardback) | France (paperback) | UK (paperback) | UK (2nd paperback) | UK (abridged paperback)
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Edition: UK (hardback)
Released:  June 2011
Publisher:  BBC Books
ISBN:978-1-84990-233-5
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'You want more time Mr Brown, of course you do. We all want more time. Let me make you an offer...'

Andrew Brown never has enough time. No time to call his sister, or to prepare for that important presentation at the bank where he works. The train's late, the lift jams. If only he'd had just a little more time. And time is the business of Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop. They'll lend him some — at a very reasonable rate of interest.

Detecting a problem, the Doctor, Amy and Rory go undercover at the bank. But they have to move fast to stop Symington and Blenkinsop before they cash in their investments.

A thrilling all-new adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.

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Edition: France (paperback)
Title:  Temps d'Emprunt
Released:  November 2012
Publisher:  Milady
ISBN:978-2-8112-0864-6
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«VOUS VOULEZ PLUS DE TEMPS, N'EST-CE PAS? NOUS N'EN AVONS JAMAIS ASSEZ. JE VOUS PROPOSE UN MARCHÉ...»

S'il y a bien une chose qui fait défaut à Andrew Brown, c'est le temps. Sa course contre la montre fait de sa vie un enfer. Tout serait tellement plus simple si on lui accordait un peu de délai. Messieurs Symington et Blenkinsop, les rois du sablier, ont justement la possibilité de lui prêter de quoi différer le compte à rebours — à un taux défiant toute concurrence — à ceci près que les emprunteurs risquent leur vie sans le savoir. Le Docteur et ses compagnons flairent le problème et s'infiltrent dans la banque. Mais ils doivent faire vite avant que les usuriers ne recouvrant leur dette.

Une nouvelle aventure fascinante du Docteur, d'Amy et de Rory interprétés par Matt Smith, Karen Gillan et Arthur Darvill dans la spectaculaire série télévisée de la BBC.

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Edition: UK (paperback)
Released:  January 2016
Publisher:  BBC Books
ISBN:978-1-78594-095-8
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Edition: UK (2nd paperback)
Released:  July 2018
Publisher:  BBC Books
ISBN:978-1-78594-372-0
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WHATEVER YOU BORROW MUST BE REPAID...

Andrew Brown never has enough time. No time to call his sister, or to prepare for that important presentation at the bank where he works. The train's late, the lift jams. If only he had just a little more time. And time is the business of Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop. They'll lend him some — at a very reasonable rate of interest. Can the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory stop them before they cash their investments?

Borrowed Time is a thrilling race against the clock from Naomi A. Alderman, the Bailey's Prize winning author of The Power.

'Alderman is a fluent and powerful writer'
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Edition: UK (abridged paperback)
Released:  5 September 2019
Publisher:  Penguin
ISBN:978-0-241-39788-6
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Note:  96-page simplified version, part of the Penguin Reader series, aimed at those learning English as a foreign language.

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Andrew Brown works at a big international bank. He makes lots of money every day, but he never has enough time. Now, he might have found a way to borrow some. But, instead of making his life easier, more time might just give him more problems. Maybe the time-travelling Doctor can help!

Penguin Readers is a series of popular classics, contemporary fiction and thought-provoking non-fiction, written for learners of English as a foreign language. The series is aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and includes language activities that help develop key skills.


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