History 101

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History 101
History 101.jpg
Author Mags L Halliday
Series Doctor Who book:
Eighth Doctor Adventures
Release number
Subject Featuring:
Eighth Doctor
Fitz and Anji
Publisher BBC Books
Publication date
July 2002
Pages 275
ISBN 0-563-53854-6
Preceded by The Crooked World
Followed by Camera Obscura

History 101 is a BBC Books original novel written by Mags L Halliday and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Eighth Doctor, Fitz and Anji.


Set in the Spanish Civil War, the book (Halliday's first novel) explores the construction of history and the experiences of George Orwell.

The Doctor, Fitz, and Anji, after viewing Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" at the 1937 Paris exhibition, realise time has been changed. They travel back to Spain in order to uncover what affected the artist's vision of this terrible event.


  • History 101 is the only EDA not to have an italicised note at the end of the back cover blurb identifying it as "another in the series of adventures of the Eighth Doctor". The blurb describes the novel as if it were a history textbook, and the last paragraph continues this conceit by explaining it should be read as part of "the ongoing 'Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor' history course".

Outside references[edit]

  • The chapter names are all Clash song titles, translated into Spanish (for example, "Una Casa Europea Segura"="Safe European Home").

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