Jasper Fforde's hit follow-up to THE EYRE AFFAIR.
Thursday Next, literary detective and newlywed is back to embark on an adventure that begins, quite literally on her own doorstep. It seems that Landen, her husband of four weeks, actually drowned in an accident when he was two years old. Someone, somewhere, sometime, is responsible. The sinister Goliath Corporation wants its operative Jack Schitt out of the poem in which Thursday trapped him, and it will do almost anything to achieve this - but bribing the ChronoGuard? Is that possible?
Having barely caught her breath after The Eyre Affair, Thursday must battle corrupt politicians, try to save the world from extinction, and help the Neanderthals to species self-determination. Mastadon migrations, journeys into Just William, a chance meeting with the Flopsy Bunnies, and violent life-and-death struggles in the summer sales are all part of a greater plan.
But whose? and why?
About the Author
Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring out of the window and chewing the end of a pencil. He lives and works in Wales and has a passion for aviation.
Don't ask, just read it. Fforde is a true original - Sunday ExpressLet yourself be entertained by a witty romp - Sunday TelegraphThis year's grown up J K Rowling - Sunday TimesDouglas Adams would be proud - ScotsmanThe reader is catapulted in and out of truth and imagination on a hectic, humorous and neatly constructed chase that finishes by tying up every loose end in the most satisfying, novelistic way - The TimesJasper Fforde's fascinating first novel reads like a Jules Verne story told by Lewis Carroll...Forget all the rules of time, space, and reality; just sit back and enjoy the adventure as Thursday, with the help of Jane Eyre's Mr Rochester, fights a desperate battle in which Jane herself is in jeopardy. - Sunday TelegraphIngenious - I'll watch Jasper Fforde nervously - Terry PratchettA stroke of fantasy genius . . . Unashamedly silly, but also marvellously intelligent . . . Hilarious - SFX
Series: Thursday Next
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: January 2010
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1