Here are 16 tales from one of the great works of the Middle Ages. Ten young people have fled for a while the terrible effects of the Black Death in Florence and, in an idyllic setting, tell a series of brilliant stories, by turns humorous, bawdy, tragic and provocative. This celebration of physical and sexual vitality is Boccaccio’s answer to the sublime other-worldliness of Dante’s Divine Comedy.
A deadly flu-like infection is sweeping the planet. Its first cases appeared in Britain, but now millions are infected worldwide, and there is no sign of a cure. The emergency services can't cope with what the press have dubbed a plague.... Under attack from all sides, UNIT in Britain is in disarray. It faces a stark choice - to close its doors and concede defeat or to fight back, whatever the cost...and the injured Colonel Emily Chaudhry knows UNIT has never backed down from a battle....
Luther battles against the Disruptors in a parallel world where many things are familiar - but nothing is the same. The alternative England where Luther fights the Disruptors did not see the monarchy restored after the English Civil War and has been under the rule of the Puritan Parliamentarians for hundreds of years. Led by a direct descendant of Oliver Cromwell, England is ripe for the taking by European superpowers that are preparing to invade.
The UK branch of UNIT is under threat. The government wants its own military investigative organisation, one under its sole control. The public want answers to the strange things that have been happening recently. When the division's commanding officer goes missing whilst transporting a dangerous cargo, Colonel Emily Chaudhry, UNIT's political officer, is thrown in at the deep end. Things are not helped when a series of accidents show a bizarre pattern.
"We interrupt this broadcast...." Having survived a day at the seaside, Robert Dalton and Emily Chaudhry are enjoying a few pints.... Having spent the day answering the phone and praying for some action, Will Hoffman is enjoying a night out.... Having signed a controversial new European treaty, the Prime Minister is on his way back to Downing Street.... Having survived yet another day, the people of Britain are settling down to eat dinner, stay in, go out, spend time with their friends....
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A mobile phone call to the emergency services, a body found on government land and an ancient burial site unearthed at an archaeological dig all point toward an odd mystery by the coast.... UNIT's new commander, Colonel Robert Dalton, and its political officer, Colonel Emily Chaudhry, investigate strange goings-on in Southend.
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