In this week’s Doctor Who episode, “The Bells of Saint John,” we get a brief glimpse of a book that Artie, one of the children Clara Oswald takes care of, is reading. It’s called Summer Falls and the author is Amelia Williams. Gee, I wonder who that could be. Clara asks him what chapter he’s on and he replies, “Ten.” Clara then says, “Eleven’s the best. You’ll cry your eyes out… the good kind of crying.” Now, you may be able to see what crying one’s eyes out means because, according to a tweet from BBC Books’ Doctor Who publishing team, the book will be available for download via BBC Books, as many outlets including SFX are reporting.
In the seaside village of Watchcombe, young Kate is determined to make the most of her last week of summer holiday. But when she discovers a mysterious painting entitled ‘The Lord of Winter’ in a charity shop, it leads her on an adventure she never could have planned. Kate soon realises the old seacape, painted long ago by an eccentric local artist, is actually a puzzle. And with the help of some bizarre new acquaintances – including a museum curator’s magical cat, a miserable neighbour, and a lonely boy – she plans on solving it.
And then, one morning Kate wakes up to a world changed forever. For the Lord of Winter is coming – and Kate has a very important decision to make.
Could this be an April Fool’s Day joke? Maybe, but they did actually release the Melody Malone book last year. So, look out for this tomorrow and see what all the weeping will be about.