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It was a dark, but not a stormy, night at the Arts Centre last Wednesday, when four mysterious black-clad ladies entered the room. With flickering candles held aloft, they took their places on the stage for an evening of great hair, literary tropes and another chapter in the ongoing battle between Team Rochester and Team Heathcliff (*). There was no attempt at cool professionalism, as our… (more)
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ChristchurchLib Oct 23, 2019
A hilarious, wacky, and imaginative alternate history set in a Britain where literature is taken very seriously and time travel is the norm. The humour and references will be appreciated by anyone familiar with classic literature. The premise is zany; a wanted criminal is out to kidnap Jane Eyre,... Read More »
ChristchurchLib May 22, 2011
In a parallel universe the Crimean war is still going, and the West is controlled by the Goliath Corporation. Thursday Next is a war vet and literary detective who finds herself inside the novel Jane Eyre, and inadvertently alters the course of literary history. Highly recommended for all fans ... Read More »
Mysteries, time travel and literary shenanigans, this book has it all! Join Thursday Next, literary detective extraordinaire as she tries to unravel an unravelling plotline, where the dastardly Acheron Hades is seeking to steal original manuscripts and change the endings.
In this alternate universe, the Crimean War is still going. Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next books are so funny and playful and clever, messing with both time travel and literature. His heroine literary detective Thursday Next is a superstar.
An alternative world where the literary is real and everywhere. The first of the Thursday Next novels it's witty, punny and damn good fun.
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"As the saying goes: If you want to get into SpecOps, act kinda weird. We don't tend to pussyfoot around."
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England 1985: Litera Tec agent Thursday Next must solve the mysterious theft of the original manuscript to Martin Chuzzelwith, the disappearance of Jane Eyre from the book around page 187, and how both relate to the possible end to the Crimean War.
Fantastic read for literature lovers everywhere, especially if you enjoy alternative history narratives
The first in the series of Thursday Next books. Here, we start with the basics, with Thursday working for a division of law enforcement that focuses exclusively on book related crimes. All goes relatively well, until the realms of fiction and reality cross-over in all together unexpected ways, leading to the random (of sorts) of the book Jane Eyre.
Oh, and there's all sorts of other brilliantly dry British and literature related humour.