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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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Featured Books, with extracts, by Jasper Fforde

The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde
The Eye of Zoltar
Jasper Fforde
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Humour writer Fforde was one of the first to cross the borderlines between crime and fantasy with his wonderful Thursday Next novels which plunged its delighful sleuthette...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
The Last Dragonslayer
Jasper Fforde
Jasper Fforde's first work for a younger generation of readers: hilarious, offbeat and bewitching, this is the start of a Dragonslayer trilogy.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2011
One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde
One of Our Thursdays is Missing
Jasper Fforde
Thursday Next returns in another inventive, funny and fantastical adventure by the comic and creative genius, Jasper Fforde. Ingenious as ever.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/02/2011
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Shades of Grey
Jasper Fforde
The start of a new series from the wonderful writer of the ‘Thursday Next’ and ‘Nursery Crimes’ books. In my opinion this is his best work yet and with it he has attained a new level of brilliance. It’s a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/01/2011
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Shades of Grey
Jasper Fforde
The start of a new series from the wonderful writer of the ‘Thursday Next’ and ‘Nursery Crimes’ books. In my opinion this is his best work yet and with it he has attained a new level of brilliance. It’s a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/01/2010
First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
First Among Sequels
Jasper Fforde
One of Kerry Reichs' favourite books. The fifth in this madcap series starring the wonderful Thursday Next, an agent with her work cut out trying to save our fictional, but very real, heroes. To try and explain these books...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/07/2008
First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
First Among Sequels
Jasper Fforde
Appeared on “Hay-on-Sky” 27 May. The fifth in this madcap series starring the wonderful Thursday Next, an agent with her work cut out trying to save our fictional, but very real, heroes. To try and explain these books is impossible,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/07/2007
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Something Rotten
Jasper Fforde
The fourth and, in this madcap series starring the wonderful Thursday Next, an agent with her work cut out trying to save our fictional, but very real, heroes. To try and explain these books is impossible, they are seriously original....
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2005
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
The Eyre Affair
Jasper Fforde
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.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/07/2001

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