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The Eyre Affair

The Eyre Affair 1

Thursday Next Book 1

by Jasper Fforde
Paperback
Publication Date: 09/08/2001
3/5 Rating 1 Reviews
RRP  $19.99 $19.75
There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, where the Crimean war still rages, dodos are regenerated in home-cloning kits and everyone is deeply disappointed by the ending of 'Jane Eyre'. In this world there are no jet-liners or computers, but there are policemen who can travel across time, a Welsh republic, a great interest in all things literary - and a woman called Thursday Next.



In this utterly original and wonderfully funny first novel, Fforde has created a fiesty, loveable heroine and a plot of such richness and ingenuity that it will take your breath away.
ISBN:
9780340733561
9780340733561
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
09-08-2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
384
Dimensions (mm):
196x152x25mm
Weight:
0.27kg
Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde spent twenty years in the film business before debuting on the New York Times bestseller list with The Eyre Affair in 2001.

Since then he has written another twelve novels, including the Number One Sunday Times bestseller One of our Thursdays is Missing, and the Last Dragonslayer series, adapted for television by Sky. Fforde lives and works in his adopted nation of Wales.

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  • just wonderful

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    The Eyre Affair is the first novel by Jasper Fforde, and the first in the Thursday Next series. Thursday Next is a SpecOps 27 operative, a LiteraTec, who deals in crimes against literature. The novel is set in 1985, when England has been at war with Russia over Crimea for some 130 years, time travel is not uncommon and Wales has seceded from UK and is a Republic. Fforde includes delightfully ridiculous names and the inventions of Thursday's uncle, Mycroft Next are quite wonderful. I am glad I made the effort to read Jane Eyre before reading this. Reading this novel was unadulterated pleasure and I look forward starting on the next in the series, Lost in a Good Book.