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on 15 April 2011
My Complete Illustrated Sherlock Holmes Books and Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle sit on the lowest shelf of my book case not more than two feet from my shoulder as I write these lines. Bodysnatchers revisits the late 1800s that I so love reading about and Professor George Litefoot, a much loved character from the sublime The Talons of Weng-Chiang, along with the popular Zygons from Terror of the Zygons. The result is a book that indulges three items from many a Who fan's private wish-list. The Zygons are developed far more than the rather one dimensional baddies that were so casually dispatched by the Fourth Doctor. It's a shame that the book is marred by the rather flat characterizations of the Doctor and Sam that seems to haunt most of these Eighth Doctor books.