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The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde


The Eyre Affair

Jasper Fforde

Part of the 'Thursday Next' Series
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Selected by our Editorial Experts

A 2013 World Book Night selection.

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.



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The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

A 2013 World Book Night selection.

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.


Reviews

'What Fforde is pulling is a variation on the classic Monty Python gambit: the incongruous juxtaposition og low comedy and high erudition - this scam has not been pulled off with such off-hand finesse and manic verve since the Pythons shut up shop. 'The Eyre Affair'
is a silly book for smart people: postmodernism played as raw, howling farce'
Independent

'It is always a privilege to watch the birth of a cult, and Hodder has just cut the umbilical cord. Always ridiculous, often hilarious ... blink and you miss a vital narrative leap. There are shades of Douglas Adams, Lewis Carroll, 'Clockwork Orange' and '1984'. And that's just for starters'
Time Out

'Ingenious - I'll watch Jasper Fforde nervously'
Terry Pratchett

'Surely a cult in the making'
Marie Clare




About the Author

Jasper Fforde
Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring out of the window and sucking the end of a pencil. He lives and works in Wales and has a passion for aviation.
 
Fellow novelist KERRY REICHS on JASPER FFORDE
The Thursday Next and Nursery Crime series are a quirky treat for any bibliophile.  Fforde draws readers into hilarious and surreal alternative universes, such as a 1985 Britain where dodos are a common pet and the Goliath Corporation controls the world.  Favorite fictional characters have active lives behind their pages, and literary factionalism is more influential than politics.  Full of clever entertainment and sly references, The Eyre Affair is a tour de force of the small but highly entertaining science fiction literary detective thriller.  I view it as one of my greatest accomplishments that I was referenced as an “Out World” writer in First Among Sequels.
 
Author Photo © Mari Roberts

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Format
Paperback
384 pages

Author
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Publisher
Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Publication date
19th July 2001

Categories
Literary Fiction
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ISBN
9780340733561
 


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