Scratchman
 

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By:Tom Baker
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When:  24 January 2019
Publisher:  BBC Books
ISBN:978-1-78594-390-4
Format: hardback
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Note:  Novel adaptation of the unproduced screenplay Doctor Who Meets Scratchman co-written by Tom Baker and Ian Marter in the 1970s. Also available as an audio reading.

Cover blurb:
"We're not really here for a picnic, are we, Doctor?" asked Sarah.
"No," I agreed. "Something's brought the TARDIS here."
"Something good? Something evil?" She paused, and sighed. "It's going to be something evil, isn't it?"

In his first-ever Doctor Who novel, Tom Baker's incredible imagination is given free rein. A story so epic it was originally intended for the big screen, Scratchman is a gripping, white-knuckle thriller almost forty years in the making.

The Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane Smith arrive at a remote Scottish island, when their holiday is cut short by the appearance of strange creatures — hideous scarecrows, who are preying on the local population. The islanders are living in fear, and the Doctor vows to save them all. But it doesn't go to plan — the time travellers have fallen into a trap, and Scratchman is coming for them.

With the fate of the universe hanging in the balance, the Doctor must battle an ancient force from another dimension, one who claims to be the Devil. Scratchman wants to know what the Doctor is most afraid of. And the Doctor's worst nightmares are coming out to play...



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