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4.0 out of 5 stars It's a kind of magic
A new Doctor Who quick reads book. Quick reads are books aimed primarily at those who don't read often. If at all. Because being short and not very complicated they are ideal reading those who want something short and sweet and easy to get through.

This runs for one hundred and ten pages. It has eleven chapters and an epilogue. And large and easy to read...
Published on 19 Feb 2012 by Paul Tapner

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3.0 out of 5 stars More Magic from the Doctor
Once again the Doctor Who series has come up with a gem. This short story is both funny and sad, I would read it to any child who loves the Doctor and maybe those who want fortune and fame at any cost. Sammy Star truly fell under the spell of reality TV a fun romp through London with a happy message and stark warning.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a kind of magic, 19 Feb 2012
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Paul Tapner (poole dorset england) - See all my reviews
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A new Doctor Who quick reads book. Quick reads are books aimed primarily at those who don't read often. If at all. Because being short and not very complicated they are ideal reading those who want something short and sweet and easy to get through.

This runs for one hundred and ten pages. It has eleven chapters and an epilogue. And large and easy to read print.

At the same time though these are good for those who do read regularly and are also looking for something short and sweet because it makes for a nice quick read.

The story features the Eleventh Doctor plus his companions Amy and Rory, and is a completely original piece of work that tells a tale which hasn't appeared in any other form before.

It sees the Doctor and friends trying to have a relaxing holiday in present day London. And getting chucked out of most places they visit as a result. When they go to a magic show at a theatre involving a magician called Sammy Star - whose career was previously going nowhere but has now suddenly seem him become a sensation, thanks to the closing part of his act - they find there's more to it than meets the eye.

Becuase there are lots of posters of missing girls all over the city.

Two residents of an old age people's home have had their memories jogged.

And there's a Weeping Angel in the city.

Can the Doctor save the day? And make sure nobody else vanishes?

As ever with these books it does have the characterisation of the three main characters down perfectly, and you can easily imagine the actors saying the dialogue. But there's a lot more to delight on the way. The Doctor has some great moments, including some genuinely funny dialogue that should make you laugh out loud. The plot is well worked out, managing to keep surprises and developments coming at just the right pace. It has a go at reality tv shows and a few other things from present day life in a manner that makes the reader think about them.

Plus the characterisation of the old ladies allows for some powerfully poignant moments.

There is some playing around with the notion of time travel here, the ubiquitious phrase 'timey wimey' springing to mind, but in addition to being pretty clever it's also not too complicated, so the plotting shouldn't leave anyone in the aforementioned former category of reader out of their depth.

Whether you never read these, or whether you do, it's a fun read for anyone in either category.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun, 4 Feb 2012
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andy angel (Sheffield, England) - See all my reviews
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Really enjoyed this short story/ novella. It's got the chaos of Matt Smith's Dr, the menace of a weeping angel, a reality "make the big time" magic show and the bittersweet backstory of the two old ladies. An easy enough to read story but lots of fun nonetheless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic, 11 Mar 2013
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Yet another in a series of great reads, these books are a must to fans of all ages every where
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who: Magic of the Angels, 9 Mar 2013
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I found this had a very good storyline. If you know of the Angels, you still get a pleasant surprise
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 9 Mar 2013
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This book was excellent because it made you think it was going to be boring but they n it hits you and is amazing. It includes some of my favourite aliens, the weeping angels, which hold sixpence and are a bit scary a a few points. I love doctor who so if you do as well then you would love it! It is a nice quick and simple read and is great for kids and adults!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy Angels, 20 Feb 2013
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I enjoyed the episode with the Weeping Angels, so to read about them was good, if creepy! A very enjoyable quick read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Blink!, 26 Jan 2013
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Amazing book would definitely recommend it! I LOVE THE DOCTOR WHO WEEPING ANGEL BOOKS!!! Fantastic, amazing and truly brilliant !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't blink..., 20 Jan 2013
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A fun read on a short adventure with the good Doctor... Probably would have been happier with my purchase had I realised it was a novella & not a novel...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rorys day, 17 Jan 2013
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I enjoyed this Rory gets more action. I like when he's not just the guy holding the hand of the girl having an adventure
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable quick read, 17 July 2012
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Amanda Cowan (Leeds, UK) - See all my reviews
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Fun short story, very well written in the Doctor Who style.
The Weeping Angels are as scary as ever! Interesting twists and turns.
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