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'Players' Cover Art

'Players', written by Terrance Dicks, features the Sixth Doctor and Peri.

Back Cover Blurb

Promising his companion, Peri, high society elegance in fin-de-siécle London, the Doctor manages to hit the right time, but the wrong place...

The TARDIS landed on the sun-baked veldt in the middle of a Boer War skirmish. And soon the Doctor and Peri are involved in the adventures of a struggling politician and war correspondent who they know is destined for greater things - a certain Winston Churchill. But mysterious forces seem to be interfering in his potentially great career...

Arriving in London, the Doctor and Peri enter high society but find themselves in a world of intrigue populated by notorious figures from Wallis Simpson to Joachim von Ribbentrop. And behind everything, the Doctor senses the Hidden hand of the Players - mysterious beings who regard human history as no more than a chessboard. Can the Doctor and Peri find the right moves to defeat them - before it's too late?