The Slender-Fingered Cats of Bubastis

by Xanna Eve Chown
The Slender-Fingered Cats of Bubastis - Xanna Eve Chown N/A

It wasn’t true that you could see the Cats from space. It was impossible, a ridiculous idea that wouldn’t stand up to even the slightest examination.

And yet there were people on Bubastis who believed it...

Most archaeologists – including Professor Bernice Summerfield – know only two facts about Bubastis: one is that its cheerless swamps are home to five giant stone Cats, whose ancient origins are shrouded in mystery; the other that it has more bugs and beetles than anyone should ever have to deal with.

So when Bernice, Ruth and Jack arrive on the planet to search for a missing girl, they are unprepared for what they will find. Like the insectoid villagers with a decidedly squeamish attitude to mammals. Or the archaeological expedition made up of over-sexed students. Or the alarmingly unprofessional Neon Tsara...

To make matters worse, Jack suddenly finds himself on the wrong side of the law and Ruth has brain-ache from ingesting forbidden historical knowledge. Worse still, Bernice has promised to write a book of poetry that's due to be published in a week... and she can't think of anything to rhyme with 'Bubastis.'


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Release date September 30, 2012
Details updated June 26, 2022

Professor Bernice Summerfield :: Series

Series contains 26 total works.

Novels focusing on the character of Bernice Summerfield, published by Big Finish.

Main series Doctor Who

The Doomsday Manuscript N/A
Something Changed N/A
The Big Hunt N/A
Gods of the Underworld N/A
The Squire's Crystal N/A
The Infernal Nexus N/A
The Glass Prison N/A
Tree of Life N/A
The Dead Men Diaries N/A
A Life of Surprises N/A
Life During Wartime N/A
A Life Worth Living N/A
A Life in Pieces N/A
Parallel Lives N/A
Collected Works N/A
Old Friends N/A
Genius Loci N/A
Missing Adventures N/A
Nobody's Children N/A
Two Jasons N/A
The Vampire Curse N/A
Secret Histories N/A
Present Danger N/A
The Weather on Versimmon N/A
The Slender-Fingered Cats of Bubastis N/A
Filthy Lucre N/A