Collected Works (Bernice Summerfield anthology)

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Doctor Who book
Collected Works
Series Bernice Summerfield
Release number 8
Featuring Bernice Summerfield
Publisher Big Finish Productions
ISBN ISBN 1-84435-241-2
Release date September 2006

Collected Works is a Big Finish original anthology edited by Nick Wallace, featuring Bernice Summerfield, a character from the spin-off media based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Although an anthology of short stories, the individual stories are somewhat linked, creating an overarching narrative for the book. Collected Works takes place concurrently with Season 7 of the Bernice Summerfield audio plays range, and contains references to several of the plays.


Title Author
Work in Progress Nick Wallace
The Tears of Laughter David N. Smith
Perspectives: Tribal Reservations Philip Purser-Hallard
Outside the Wall Sin Deniz
Key Jonathan Blum
The Inconstant Gallery James Swallow
Perspectives: Quire as Folk Philip Purser-Hallard
Cabinets of Curiosities Mags L. Halliday
Anightintheninthage Lance Parkin
Grey's Anatomy Simon A. Forward
The Tree that Was Steven Kitson
Perspectives: Forging a Bond Philip Purser-Hallard
The Two-Level Effect Eddie Robson
Let There Be Stars Mark Michalowski
Sleeptalking John Fletcher
Perspectives: Intermissions Philip Purser-Hallard
False Security Nick Walters
The Painting on the Stair Simon Bucher-Jones
The Cost for a Collection Ian Mond
Lock Kate Orman
Perspectives: The Injured Party Philip Purser-Hallard
Mother's Ruin Dale Smith
Future Relations Philip Purser-Hallard & Nick Wallace
  • The alien scholars "The Quire" were created by contributing author Philip Purser-Hallard, working closely with editor Nick Wallace. Each member of the Quire was named after an archaic bookbinding term.
  • Cabinets of Curiosities by Mags Halliday features Freidrich I's Amber Room, which vanished under mysterious circumstances.


Following on from the events of The Crystal of Cantus, Collected Works details a year in the life of the Braxiatel Collection following its founder's disappearance. The staff of the Collection have to cope with their new place in the universe, and a visit from a team of post-human scholars from the future, called the Quire. As the year progresses, it becomes clear that even though he has left them, Braxiatel's influence can still be felt on the Collection.

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