Artemis Fowl writer Colfer pens first Doctor Who short eBook

A Big Hand For The Doctor – the first instalment in a sensational ebook series of short stories celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who – is written by Eoin Colfer, best-selling author of Artemis Fowl.

"London. 1900. The First Doctor is missing his hand and his granddaughter, Susan. Faced with the search for Susan, a strange beam of soporific light, and a host of marauding Soul Pirates, the Doctor is promised a dangerous journey into a land he may never forget…"

Colfer – best known for the multi-award winning Artemis Fowl books – launches this unique series with his story about the First Doctor. Eoin commented: “As a boy I had been reading the Doctor Who books for years before I ever saw a single episode and I found that the on-screen version of the First Doctor was almost identical to the version in my imagination.”

To celebrate the Doctor’s fiftieth anniversary, Puffin – in partnership with BBC Worldwide - is publishing an exclusive series of eleven ebook short stories each based on one of the Eleven Doctors, priced at £1.99 and to be released on the 23rd of each month. Each story is written by a different author, bringing together some of the most exciting names in children’s fiction, from commercial blockbusters to literary award-winners. These authors will each bring their own interpretation and reimagining of their chosen Doctor to create a unique Doctor Who adventure in their own inimitable style.

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