Fear of the Web was the second novel in the sixth series of Lethbridge-Stewart, released under the banner of The Laughing Gnome, by Candy Jar Books in 2018.

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Dame Anne Bishop learned a long time ago that for every fixed point in time, this a fracture point, an event that is susceptible to catastrophic changes in the timeline. And when she is catapulted back in time, she discovers first hand that February 1969 is one such point.

Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart is on manoeuvres with the Scots Guards in Libya. Only, he’s about to receive a call from his old commanding officer, Colonel Spencer Pemberton. A call that will drag him to London, and set him on a direct course for destiny!

The London Event, the trap set for the Doctor by the Great Intelligence, changed the course of human history, and for Anne Travers it set into place a series of events that would see the death of her father barely a year later.

Now, waking up in the body of a woman she barely knows, Dame Anne is faced with the idea that perhaps she can change things – not enough to damage the timeline, but enough to save her father.

Future and past are set to collide, which could have irrevocable consequences for the timeline…


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  • Anne makes several references to her time in Fang Rock. (PROSE: Beast of Fang Rock)
  • Lethbridge-Stewart saves Jonathan James as a child. (PROSE: Downtime)
  • Chapter seventeen features a scene that leads directly into TV: The Web of Fear, with the Brigadier pointing his gun into the Doctor's back.
  • Chapter one adapts and builds up the opening scenes of The Web of Fear, featuring Edward Travers visit Silverstein and his subsequent death.
  • During the latter half of the book it is mentioned that Captain Knight is in Soho with Corporal Buscombe. Those events are depicted in AUDIO: The Web of Time.
  • The epilogue adapts the final scene from The Web of Fear to feature Lethbridge-Steward, Edward Travers, Anne Travers and Harold Chorley.
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