A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1-5 [NOOK Book]

Overview

A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1–5 Fall into the world of Thursday Next with the first five novels in the New York Times bestselling series featuring the renowned Special Operative in literary detection who is “part Bridget Jones, part Nancy Drew, and part Dirty Harry” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).
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A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1-5

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Overview

A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1–5 Fall into the world of Thursday Next with the first five novels in the New York Times bestselling series featuring the renowned Special Operative in literary detection who is “part Bridget Jones, part Nancy Drew, and part Dirty Harry” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101525081
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Series: Thursday Next Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 198
  • Sales rank: 313,536
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Jasper Fforde
Jasper Fforde
A former Hollywood film exec, Jasper Fforde has switched from the silver screen to the page, earning a reputation as a "grown up J. K. Rowling" with his literary fantasies The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book.

Biography

Jasper Fforde is the author of four previous Thursday Next novels: The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, and Something Rotten. He is also the author of the Nursery Crimes Series, featuring Big Over Easy and Fourth Bear. All of Jasper Fforde's books are available from Penguin. He lives in Wales.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

Good To Know

Fforde's first novel, The Eyre Affair, received 76 rejection letters before it was published.

Fforde tells us in our interview that he got the idea for Pickwick, Thursday's pet dodo, from a visit to the Oxford Natural History Museum. "There was a stuffed dodo there and a withered foot and beak -- the only physical evidence aside from bones that they were ever alive at all," Fforde recalls. "I wandered for a bit and then asked the woman at the museum shop if I could buy a dodo home-cloning kit. She told me to come back in 20 years. That weekend, I wrote in Pickwick."

Fforde continued to reveal another fun fact: "The name of Thursday's husband, Landen Parke-Laine, comes from what happens if you are playing Monopoly and land on the first of the blue set -- a U.S. translation might be 'Landen Boarde-Walke.' Hence, his parents' names, mentioned in Lost in a Good Book, are 'Houson Parke-Laine' and 'Billden Parke-Laine.' "

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    1. Hometown:
      Brecon, Powys, Wales, United Kingdom
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 11, 1961
    2. Place of Birth:
      London, United Kingdom
    1. Education:
      Left school at 18

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  • Posted September 1, 2011

    Fun exercise for your imagination!!! MUST read them!

    Fun lighthearted and a delight to read. Jasper Fforde takes you into classic novels and re-introduces you to beloved characters in a way you'd never expect. He allows you a bit a cart blanche with your imagination about how they would behave if they knew you were reading the story. You have to be a little loose with paradoxes and flexible imagination but it's so fun to explore and see what he has up his sleeve that it's hard to resist the next and next and next. Thursday is written with such a believable response to her unbelievable situations you find yourself sucked in. Perhaps one of the best things is that Fforde gives credit to readers throughout his novels so you KNOW he writes for us.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

    Cracks me up.

    I love Jasper Fforde. It is a specific type of humor, though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Excellent Read

    Althought I have not finished all five books yet this is an awesome fantasy for people that get totally lost in books. So much fun sarcasm. Can't wait to rad more books by this author.

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