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Grimm Reality was the fiftieth novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Simon Bucher-Jones and Kelly Hale, released 1 October 2001 and featured the Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner and Anji Kapoor.

Publisher's summary[]

There is a world where wishes can come true. Where any simpleton can become a king and any scullery maid might be a princess in disguise. Kindness and virtue are rewarded, and the wicked are made to dance in red-hot shoes until they die. But a witch's oven will cook both the virtuous and the wicked alike, and many a frog-prince is crushed beneath the wheels of a cart before he gets that magic kiss.

This world has its own rules and it doesn't care that a certain Doctor Know-All and his friends don't know them.

Now other outsiders have come to the world — traders from the stars seeking the treasures that fell from the rip in the sky. There are riddles to be solved, contests to win, flax to spin. The world to survive.

But the World of Wishes is itself in danger from a race of beings with only one wish. And there is a Princess asleep, and a beast awake — and Giants.

Chapter titles[]

Prologue - The Prince Who Was Curious

  1. The Cunning Forest
  2. The Goblin Market
  3. The Black Coach
  4. The Face in the Glass
  5. How the Sisters Got Their First Wish
  6. The Wishing Game
  7. The Hut, or What Was Next For the Pot
  8. The Duke of Sighs
  9. The Golden Acorns of the Wood
  10. The Giant's Treasure Chest
  11. The Master-Maid
  12. Tests of True Love
  13. The Contest of Wit (or, The Apple and the Doctor)
  14. Four White Horses
  15. The Glass Tower
  16. The Cabinet of Other Worlds (or The Third Brother and What Became of Him)
  17. The Beast With Three Faces
  18. Journey's End in White Sand Weddings



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  • Abanak
  • Vuim



  • This was the 50th volume in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series.
  • The full title of this Novel is Grimm Reality or The Marvellous Adventures of Doctor Know-All.


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