The Eyre Affair

By  Jasper Fforde

About the Book 

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.

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.

What we think

“Hilarious and charming, Jasper Fforde’s alternative world is as brilliantly conceived as it is enjoyable. A glorious celebration of the wonder of books and how to get lost in them.”

Length: 373 pages

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The Eyre Affair is the first of seven in the Thursday Next series, the next is:

Lost in a Good Book

He has also written books in The Nursery Crime series, The Shades of Grey series and has just begun the Dragonslayer series

Author biography

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.

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