Mad Dogs and Englishmen (Doctor Who)
|Series||Doctor Who book:
Eighth Doctor Adventures
Fitz and Anji
|Preceded by||The Adventuress of Henrietta Street|
Mad Dogs and Englishmen is a BBC Books original novel written by Paul Magrs and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Eighth Doctor, Fitz and Anji.
A race of alien poodles alters a 20th-century fantasy epic to aid their civil war.
The Doctor infiltrates a groups of writers known as the Smudgelings, Anji experiences some very, very special effects in 1970s America and Fitz meets an old friend.
The book also features a jolly hotel chef and dogs with opposable thumbs.
- The novel contains a spoof of J. R. R. Tolkien's experiences writing The Lord of the Rings. The character representing C. S. Lewis in this also appears in Magrs's non-Doctor Who novel To the Devil — a Diva! and the Smudgelings reappear in his novel Something Borrowed. Another character represents Ray Harryhausen.
- Noël Coward appears in the novel.
- John Major makes a short cameo in the climactic scene at the 'Champagne Supernova' club.
- Mad Dogs and Englishmen at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Cloister Library - Mad Dogs and Englishmen
- Mad Dogs and Englishmen at The TARDIS Library
- Mad Dogs and Englishmen title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Mad Dogs and Englishmen reviews at Outpost Gallifrey
- Mad Dogs and Englishmen reviews at The Doctor Who Ratings Guide
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