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The Stone Rose was the seventh novel in the BBC New Series Adventures series. It was written by Jacqueline Rayner and featured the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler.

The book was the first book of the series to feature the Tenth Doctor. Rose continued to be featured as the companion in the series, as she had in the previous six books.

The book was released only two days before David Tennant's first series on Doctor Who, which started its run on 15 April 2006.

Publisher's summary[]

2006 BBC Books edition[]

Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum - a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realises that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than a sculpture.

While the Doctor searches for a missing boy, Rose befriends a girl who claims to know the future - a girl whose predictions are surprisingly accurate. But then the Doctor stumbles on the hideous truth behind the statue of Rose - and Rose herself learns that you have to be very careful what you wish for...

2015 BBC Books edition[]

A 2,000 year old statue of Rose Tyler is a mystery that the Doctor and Rose can only solve by travelling back to the time when it was made. But when they do, they find the mystery is deeper and more complicated than they ever imagined.

While the Doctor searches for a missing boy, Rose befriends a girl who it seems can accurately predict the future. But when the Doctor stumbles on the terrible truth behind the statue, Rose herself learns that you have to be very careful what you wish for.

An adventure set in Roman times, featuring the Tenth Doctor as played by David Tennant and his companion Rose Tyler.


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Food and Beverages[]

  • The Doctor and Rose eat fruit pastries with spiced wine when they first arrive in Rome. They eat fresh dates and later eat a full Roman meal, including garum, at Gracilis' villa. He consumes large quantities of honeyed wine and hot pies whilst searching for Rose. He drinks blackcurrant cordial in the British Museum.


  • This is the first Tenth Doctor novel.
  • Later reprints of this book removed the image of Billie Piper from the cover, presumably due to use-of-likeness issues after she had left the programme. The 2015 reprint in The History Collection features an introduction from Rayner.
  • This story was also released as an ebook available from the Amazon Kindle store.
  • According to Jacqueline Rayner's website, this is the best-selling Doctor Who novel ever.[1]


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Editions published outside Britain[]

  • Published in China by New Star Press in 2018 as a paperback edition.


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