“Doctor, this is my fiancé. Please don’t kill him.”
You are cordially invited to the wedding of Mr Jason Kane and Professor Bernice S. Summerfield, to be held in the village of Cheldon Bonniface in the year 2010.
If everything works out, that is. Between rows, fights and pre-emptive divorce proceedings, there may not be a wedding at all. Especially if there really is someone who wants to prevent it happening.
Everybody’s coming: from Ice Warriors to UNIT veterans, a flirtatious Ace to a suspicious Hamlet Macbeth — and a very confused trio of Isley Brothers. The Doctor has to organise a buffet, Roz has a mystery to solve, and Chris has a girlfriend who used to be the Timewyrm.
- Happy Endings is the fiftieth Virgin New Adventures novel. It is a celebration of many of the elements of the series and features the return of many New Adventures characters.
- Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart is now over a hundred years old. He gets restored to youth by the Fortean Flicker.
- Mike Yates is established as bisexual.
- Romana encounters Ace again in Lungbarrow.
- Marked as the fiftieth release of the New Adventures line, this book introduced a new cover design. Among the changes, the Doctor Who logo on the spine, originally rendered as it appeared during the opening credits of the TV series, was replaced by an outline drawing of the logo.
- A Goth girl briefly meets Benny and is said to have met her twice before; this is a reference to Neil Gaiman’s character Death of the Endless and Benny’s own brushes with Death.
- The Seventh Doctor makes his final appearance on the cover of a New Adventures novel until the publication of Lungbarrow in 1997.
- The Charrl return the Doctor’s TARDIS that he thought he lost in the alternate universe (and because he time rammed it).
- Romana’s TARDIS disguises itself as a beach hut.
- There is a photo in the pub in Cheldon Bonniface of the Fifth Doctor following winning the local cricket league cup.
- Roz doesn’t know what cricket is.
- Neville Cardus is a writer of books about cricket.