The Shadows of Avalon

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The Shadows of Avalon
Shadows of Avalon.jpg
Author Paul Cornell
Series Doctor Who book:
Eighth Doctor Adventures
Release number
Subject Featuring:
Eighth Doctor
Fitz, Compassion, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Romana III
Publisher BBC Books
Publication date
February 2000
Pages 274
ISBN 0-563-55588-2
Preceded by Parallel 59
Followed by The Fall of Yquatine

The Shadows of Avalon is a BBC Books original novel written by Paul Cornell and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Eighth Doctor, Fitz, Compassion, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, and Romana III.


  • Fitz's question to the Doctor at the end of the novel, and his answer about being on the run from the Time Lords in a stolen and unreliable TARDIS, is reminiscent of the last lines of The Five Doctors.
  • The novel is a partial sequel to the Virgin New Adventures novel Happy Endings.


  • This is the only original novel in the BBC Books range written by Paul Cornell.

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