Lucy Wilson & the Bledoe Cadets was the fifth novel in the sixth series of Lethbridge-Stewart, released under the banner of The Laughing Gnome, by Candy Jar Books in 2019. Notably, it was a crossover between Lethbridge-Stewart and The Lucy Wilson Mysteries.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
Sir Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart is still lost in time, cast through his own time stream by the mysterious Gnome.
Answers are presented to him when he meets the architect of his travels, and is told he has one adventure ahead of him. A chance to make sure his legacy is secure. He will be sent to 2018, and a meeting with his granddaughter, the protector of Ogmore-by-Sea, Lucy Wilson.
What connects 1937 and 2018? The Brigadier and Lucy Wilson are about to find out, when they are cast back in time and join the Bledoe Cadets in solving the mystery at Redgate Smithy. The price will be high for at least one of the Cadets. But for the Brigadier and Lucy, it is a chance to understand what truly binds them together, what it is to be a Lethbridge-Stewart!
Plot[edit | edit source]
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Characters[edit | edit source]
- Sir Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart
- Dame Anne Bishop
- Brigadier William Bishop
- Lucy Wilson
- Doris Lethbridge-Stewart
- Fiona Campbell
- Mary Lethbridge-Stewart
- James Lethbridge-Stewart
- Raymond Phillips
- Jonathan Barns
- Willie Blackmore
- Sam Drury
- Alf Gloyne
- Ken Thompson
- Ben Hoyle
- Henry Barns
- Terry 'Tuck Shop' Thompson
- Raymond 'Smiffy' Gloyne
- Greame 'Nobby' Clarke
- Jemima Fleming
- Nancy Pardew
- Janet Hoyle
- Megan Kostinen
- Tamara Wilson
- Grace Pemberton
- Helen Pemberton
- Conall Lethbridge-Stewart
- Lee Fleming
- Lesley Fleming
- Leonard Clarke
- Greta Clarke
- Kate Stewart
- Albert Wilson
- Thirteenth Doctor
References[edit | edit source]
- Alistair had a falling out with Kate Stewart and Albert Wilson in Tibet, which led to the both of them drifting away from him.
- Tamara sings along to Ariana Grande on the car stereo.
- Lucy has an iPad.
- Hobo's backpack contains a packet of Barley sugars, paracetamol, plasters, antiseptic wipes, bananas, peanuts and raisins.
- Alistair reads a news article about Donald Trump, and another about Theresa May.
- Phil and Holly present This Morning, and Brandon and Kellee from Love Island chat about the asteroid, referencing the films Armageddon and Deep Impact.
- Lucy still has the ring given to her by Anne Bishop containing a kontron crystal.
- Lucy has WhatsApp on her phone.
- Conall gave Alistair an iPhone in 2011.
Notes[edit | edit source]
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Continuity[edit | edit source]
- The Accord mention meeting the Brigadier twice before. (PROSE: The Enfolded Time)
- The Doctor cannot cross her own timeline after learning of the Brigadier's death. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)
- Jemima mentions the beast of Lanyon Moor. (AUDIO: The Spectre of Lanyon Moor)
- Alistair recalls meeting the James Lethbridge-Stewart from another Earth. (PROSE: Night of the Intelligence, The Man from Yesterday)
- Alistair had been given a special UNIT smartphone when he had been posted in Peru. (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem)
- Lucy tells her grandfather that she has fought the Great Intelligence, (PROSE: Avatars of the Intelligence) Clowns, (PROSE: Curse of the Mirror Clowns) trouble at Monknash, (PROSE: The Midnight People) and the Billy Bandril Show. (PROSE: The Bandril Invasion)
- Even in Hobo's body, Alistair feels the connection between himself and Lucy. (PROSE: Lucy Wilson)
- Alistair recalls the version of his brother from a parallel world dying in Eastchester. (PROSE: Ashes of the Inferno)
- The ritual in Bledoe reminds Alistair of Devil's End. (TV: The Dæmons)
- Alistair thinks of the UNIT Moonbase. (TV: Death of the Doctor)
- Lucy and 'Hobo's' adventure with the Cadets was remembered by Owain Vine, after he learned to access the memories of previous life, James Lethbridge-Stewart. (PROSE: Night of the Intelligence)
- The photo of Ali, James, Lucy and Hobo taken by Raymond outside Redrose Cottage was first seen briefly by Lucy in 2017 (PROSE: Avatars of the Intelligence), and by Conall in 2011 (PROSE: Acceptance, and then Understanding), both times it was on the mantlepiece of Sir Alistair's room at the nursing home. The picture was given to Alistair by Ray at some point prior to 2011.
- Alistair dies on Friday 16th December 2011, and is buried in Bledoe on Saturday 7th January 2012. In attendance are his family, including his wife Doris, his son, Mariatu, the Wilsons (minus Lucy as she was too young at the time), Kate and Fiona, colleagues from the Fifth, UNIT and Brendon School, and the reamining Bledoe Cadets. The Thirteenth Doctor watches from afar, and speaks to Conall. It is later revealed that Lucy and Hobo from 2018 are also there, and talk to Anne after the funeral. (PROSE: The Brigadier & the Bledoe Cadets)
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