Review: Doctor Who- The Highlanders by Gerry Davis

History books don’t always tell the whole story. Certainly that is what occurred when the Scots, led by Bonnie Prince Charlie, were defeated by the English at the Battle of Culloden in 1746…

Argh, this was so much fun. Totally forgettable but it was fun while it lasted.

I found this the other day in my local used bookstore for $2! What a bargain! God knows where he dragged these up from- he had a stack of them. It’s the most higgledy piggledy little shop, full to bursting with books on top of books. I’m relatively sure the owner doesn’t speak much English and has no idea what books are in there. It makes it quite a fun experience to rummage around, risking a painful death at the bottom of a book avalanche. Worth it when you find stuff like this!

I read this in one sitting of an hour or so. It follows the Second Doctor, Ben and Polly as they land in Scotland immediately after the Battle of Culloden in 1746. They get mixed up with rebels, into all sorts of trouble and must escape the Royalists before they are sent as slaves to Barbados or executed!

This also introduces Jamie McCrimmon as a companion, who is one of my favourites. He’s pretty funny and keeps the story rolling nicely. Apparently he inspired Jamie in the Outlander series as well… I like them both.

It’s such a shame the BBC wiped this particular series, as it would have been nice to be able to watch it… can a Time Lord go back and stop them? Please??

This wee novella is a solid 3 stars. Not bad, not great but definitely fun. I’ll be going back and trying to find some more for sure!

3/5

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