The Stone Rose
Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum – a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realises that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than a sculpture.
While the Doctor searches for a missing boy, Rose befriends a girl who claims to know the future – a girl whose predictions are surprisingly accurate. But then the Doctor stumbles on the hideous truth behind the statue of Rose – and Rose herself learns that you have to be very careful what you wish for…
- The Stone Rose was the seventh book of the BBC New Series Adventures range.
- The Doctor keeps a set of Winnie the Pooh bed linens in the TARDIS.
- The TARDIS wardrobe is alphabetised. (R for Rome, A for Ancient, etc.)
- After being unfrozen, the Doctor kisses Rose Tyler for the joy of being alive.
- The very complicated formula to turn people back from stone which had never been thought up by anybody is an example of a bootstrap paradox. The Doctor warns Rose not think about that too hard.