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Doctor Who novel ‘The Church on Ruby Road’ coming in January 2024

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BBC Books has announced the Target novelisation of The Church on Ruby Road, the first full adventure featuring the Fifteenth Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa, and the introduction of his new best friend, Ruby Sunday played by Millie Gibson.

Long ago on Christmas Eve, a baby was abandoned in the snow. Today, Ruby Sunday meets the Doctor, stolen babies, goblins and perhaps the secret of her birth…

Little is known about Ruby Sunday as she was abandoned on Christmas Eve as a baby. Now living with her mum, Carla and grandmother, Cherry her world is about to be turned upside when she encounters the Doctor and the two set off on their first adventure together…

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Russell T Davies’ original script has been novelised by award-winning, up-and-coming literary talent Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson, a science-fantasy author who writes about Black people dismantling space empires, travelling through time, and saving the world – often simultaneously.


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The Church on Ruby Road by Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson is out in hardback on 25 January 2024 and is available to pre-order.