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First Among Sequels By Jasper Fforde

First Among Sequels
by Jasper Fforde

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Fourteen years after Thursday Next pegged out at Superhoop '88, her Jurisfiction job has been downgraded due to a potential conflict of interest. Thursday's time is spent worrying about her teenage son Friday and tutoring new recruits. Thursday, receives a death-threat, and realises that there is a serial killer on the loose in the Bookworld.
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First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5 by Jasper Fforde

Fourteen years after Thursday Next pegged out at Superhoop '88, her Jurisfiction job has been downgraded due to a potential conflict of interest, since her previous adventures are now themselves in print. Thursday's time is spent worrying about her teenage son Friday and tutoring new recruits. This being fiction, however, jeopardy is never far away. Sherlock Holmes is killed at the Rheinbach falls and his series is stopped in its tracks. Before this can be righted, Miss Marple dies in a narratively inexplicable car accident, bringing her series also to a close. Thursday, receiving a death-threat clearly intended for her written self, realises what is going on - there is a serial killer is loose in the Bookworld. Meanwhile, Goliath have perfected a 22-seater Prose Portal Luxury Coach, and plan on taking literary tourists on a holiday to the works of Jane Austen.Thursday alone realises the true intent of Goliath's unwanted incursions into fiction, but she can't fight all these battles on her own. She must team up with the one person she really can't get along with - the written Thursday Next, currently starring in "The Great Samuel Pepys Fiasco". But it's no time to be picky...

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First Among Sequels Reviews


"* 'What makes Fforde a star is not his ebullient clevemess, but the elusive sympathy factor. However ridiculous his themes seem, his characters have a compelling immediacy.' - Independent * 'The Fourth Bear is both a shrewd satire on modern times... and an immaculately plotted police procedural... What makes Fforde a star is not his ebullient cleverness, but the elusive sympathy factor. However ridiculous his themes seem, his characters have a compelling immediacy.' - Christina Hardyment, Independent * 'Fforde is a master entertainer, and a wordsmith of dexterous genius.' - Scotsman * 'This year's grown-up J K Rowling' - The Sunday Times"

About 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.

Additional information

GOR003020630
First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5 by Jasper Fforde
Jasper Fforde
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2007-08-01
416
0340752017
9780340752012
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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