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This review is from: The Plotters (Doctor Who Missing Adventures) (Paperback)
Having read most of the Virgin Missing Adventures novels that were published during the mid-late 90s, I have to say that this is easily one of my favourites. Writers attempting to capture the spirit of the (almost) original TARDIS crew - The First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicky - often fail to pick out the contrary characteristics of William Hartnell's Time Lord, but Roberts has them down to a tee. Not only this but he has produced a cracking historical 'Who' that the likes of David Whittaker, Dennis Spooner and John Lucarotti would have been proud of.
Revolving around the events leading up to the infamous 1605 Gunpowder Plot, the descriptions of Jacobean life and in particular the randy King James' attempts to seduce Vicky (disguised as a boy named 'Victor') are both realistic (in the first case) and hilarious in the second.