A story originally intended for the big screen, and almost 40 years in the making, Scratchman is the first Doctor Who novel to be penned by the Doctor himself, Tom Baker.

The Doctor, Harry Sullivan and Sarah Jane Smith arrive at a remote Scottish island – but their holiday is cut short by the appearance of hideous scarecrows that are preying on the local population. The islanders are living in fear, and the Doctor vows to save them all. But things don’t go according to plan, for the time travellers have fallen into a trap and Scratchman is coming for them.

With the fate of the universe hanging in the balance, the Doctor must battle an ancient force from another dimension, one that claims to be the Devil. Scratchman wants to know what the Doctor is most afraid of. And the Doctor’s worst nightmares are coming out to play…

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