The Celestial Toymaker
 

No. 111 of 156 in the Target novelisations series
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By:Gerry Davis & Alison Bingeman
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Editions:  UK UK (hardback) | UK UK (1st paperback) | UK UK (2nd paperback)

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Edition: UK UK (hardback)
When:  June 1986
Publisher:  WH Allen
ISBN:0-491-03232-3
Format: hardback
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Somewhere outside space and time there waits the Celestial Toymaker, an enigmatic being who ensnares unwary travellers into his domain to play out his dark and deadly games.

Separated from the security of the TARDIS, the Doctor is forced to play the complex trilogic game with the evil magician. Meanwhile, Dodo and Steven must enter into a series of tests with, among others, the schoolboy Cyril and the King and Queen of Hearts.

If they lose, they are condemned to become the Toymaker's playthings for all eternity. For in the malevolent wonderland that is the Celestial Toyroom, nothing is just for fun...

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Edition: UK UK (1st paperback)
When:  November 1986
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20251-1
Format: paperback
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Same as hardback edition.

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Edition: UK UK (2nd paperback)
When:  December 1992
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20251-1
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Note:  Same ISBN as previous paperback edition.

Cover blurb:
The Toymaker nodded slowly. 'I have been waiting for you such a long time, Doctor...'

Somewhere outside space and time there waits the Celestial Toymaker, an enigmatic being who lures unwary travellers into his domain to play out his dark and deadly games.

Separated from the security of the TARDIS, the Doctor is forced to play the complex trilogic game with the evil magician while Dodo and Steven must enter into a series of tests with, among others, the schoolboy Cyril and the King and Queen of Hearts. If they lose, they are condemned to become the Toymaker's playthings for all eternity. For in the malevolent wonderland that is the Celestial Toyroom, nothing is just for fun...

Written by Who veteran Brian Hayles, The Celestial Toymaker featured William Hartnell in the role of the Doctor; this novelization contains a foreword by Gerry Davis which tells of some of the difficulties which faced the cast and crew while making this story.



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