Doctor Who: The Silurian Gift by Mike Tucker

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Quick Read of the month: May

Chapter One

Bob Clamp was cold. Colder than he had ever been in his life. Given where he was, he really shouldn’t have found his coldness quite so surprising. He crossed to the window of the small security hut and stared out at the falling snow.

‘The South Pole,’ he muttered. ‘How on earth did I end up in Antarctica?’

There was an easy answer to that question. Work. Two months ago he had lost his job. He’d been a bouncer at a Croydon nightclub, but the club had been steadily losing money and customers, until everyone had been laid off. He tried to get another job in London, but there didn’t seem to be anything about. Not for someone of his age, at any rate...

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He'd been a bouncer at a Croydon nightclub, but the club had been steadily losing money and customers, until everyone had been laid off. He tried to get another job in London, but there didn't seem to be anything about. (page 5)

• What do you think made Bob Clamp swap life in London for the Antarctica?
• What would make you move to a different place on Earth?

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