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Doctor Who: Mad Dogs and Englishmen by Paul…

Doctor Who: Mad Dogs and Englishmen (edition 2002)

by Paul Magrs

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An old Oxford professor, Ronald Tyler, has retired to write his fantasy opus. He has created a whole mythology about a world of warring factions. After his mysterious disappearance, the Doctor is perturbed and determines who is responsible.
Title:Doctor Who: Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Authors:Paul Magrs
Info:BBC Books (2002), Paperback
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This was hilarious. A group of Cambridge academics calling themselves the Smudgelings listen to each others' writings, including the annoying Cleavis (who lives with his younger brother) and Reg Tyler, author of that great classic The True History of Planets, with its epic tales of "elves and trolls running about the place with nothing on their hairy feet." But the Doctor gets involved via a visit to a planet ruled by dogs; sinister forces have intervened with Professor Tyler and his book is now about poodles instead, as are the trilogy of blockbuster movies based on them. It then turns out that Noël Coward and an old acquaintance of the Doctor's are involved with it all. If you are not in a mood to take things too seriously, this is great fun. ( )
  nwhyte | Mar 20, 2014 |
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Reginald Tyler began writing the book that would become The True History of Planets in 1917, in bed, whilst on leave from soldiering in France.
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