Magic of the Angels
by Jacqueline Rayner

Publisher: BBC
ISBN: 1 849 90386 1


    Young girls are disappearing at a magic show. So whatever you do, don't blink.


    Amy and Rory.

    Pg 7 The TARDIS doesn't appear in the book, but the time travellers are in London, 2012, when the book opens.

    Pg 107 The Doctor pops back a few weeks.

    It would be good to be familiar with Blink and especially The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone.

    Pg 8 "There's also a top secret base below the tower" UNIT HQ, The Christmas Invasion.

    "He kept quiet until they'd crossed the river and were passing the Globe theatre. 'That's where I fought some witch monsters.' he said." The Shakespeare Code.

    Pg 9 "Of course, Shakespeare helped me fight the witches." The Shakespeare Code.

    "'The London Eye was opened in the year 2000,' Janet tried a bit later. The bus was going along the South Bank. 'Oh yes,' said the Doctor. ' And then the Nestenes used it as part of their plan to conquer Earth. You must remember that. There were shop window dummies coming to life.'" Rose.

    "It was when the Doctor told the tourists about a pig flying a spaceship into Big Ben that Janet snapped." Aliens of London.

    Pg 21 "Amy shivered to see one that looked like a stone angel. 'Makes me think of you know what.'" Time of the Angels/Flesh and Stone, Touched by an Angel.

    Pg 37 "He'd waited nearly 2,000 years for her." The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang.

    Pg 39 "'Churchill made a speech and they played it over the loudspeakers.' 'Good old Winston,' said Amy." Victory of the Daleks.

    Pg 42 "The Docotr fumbled in his pocket and brought out his psychic paper." The End of the World et al.

    Pg 57 "He was now wearing a frilly white shirt with ruffles, and a long floppy black bow tie. He'd swapped his tweed jacket for a velvet one." The third Doctor's outfit.

    "Amy held up the sparkly silver one-piece catsuit." This is likely Zoe's outfit from The Mind Robber.

    Pg 62 "Has he been taking lessons from the Daleks?" You probably know who they are.

    Pg 63 "It must be worse than being a Cyberman." The Tenth Planet et al.

    Pg 64 The sonic screwdriver makes an appearance.

    Pg 76 "She'd been locked in a room. A recording of a Weeping Angel had started to come to life before her eyes." The Time of Angels.

    Pg 80 "Chance to catch up with a few old friends as I go through the years. Winston Churchill. Agatha Christie. The Beatles." Victory of the Daleks, The Unicorn and the Wasp, The Chase.

    Pg 86 "This reminds me of one of the first times I met the Doctor. I handcuffed him to a pipe." The Eleventh Hour.

    The Weeping Angels.

    Mrs Hooper, Mrs Collins, Sammy Star, Austin Hart, Daisy Mead, Bill Evans, Janet the tour guide.


    PLUGGING THE HOLES [Fan-wank theorizing of how to fix continuity cock-ups]

    Pg 25 The Weeping Angels.

    Pg 7 London. It's 2012 (page 41).

    IN SUMMARY - Robert Smith?
    It's a cute little read, as you might expect. The Angels hardly appear, which is probably for the best... and then the climax is basically a retread of Blink (two Angels staring at each other for the rest of time) by way of an image of an Angel becoming an Angel from The Time of Angels along the way. The Doctor's a bit too much of an idiot in the early pages, both with the inept and desperately unfunny donut eating, as well as the irritating namedropping. Fortunately, after that it settles down nicely.