A stunning addition to Jasper Fforde's phenomenally successful Thursday next series.
Leaving Swindon behind her to hide out in the Well of Lost Plots (the place where all fiction is created), Thursday Next, Literary Detective and soon-to-be one parent family, ponders her next move from within an unpublished book of dubious merit entitled 'Caversham Heights'.
Landen, her husband, is still eradicated, Aornis Hades is meddling with Thursday s memory, and Miss Havisham - when not sewing up plot-holes in 'Mill on the Floss' - is trying to break the land-speed record on the A409. But something is rotten in the state of Jurisfiction. Perkins is 'accidentally' eaten by the minotaur, and Snell succumbs to the Mispeling Vyrus. As a shadow looms over popular fiction, Thursday must keep her wits about her and discover not only what is going on, but also who she can trust to tell about it ...
With grammasites, holesmiths, trainee characters, pagerunners, baby dodos and an adopted home scheduled for demolition, 'The Well of Lost Plots' is at once an addictively exciting adventure and an insight into how books are made, who makes them - and why there is no singular for 'scampi'.
Jasper Fforde has gone where no other fictioneer has gone before. Millions of readers now follow ... Thank you, Jasper - John Sutherland, Guardian
A born wordsmith of effervescent imagination - Christina Hardyment, Independent
[Fforde's] brand of inspired lunacy truly stands on its own ... this new book completes his creation of a world of true literary comic genius - Sunday Express on The Well of Lost Plots
The third of this cult series sees Jasper Fforde hitting his stride ... should be a joy to anyone who loves reading - Time Out on The Well of Lost Plots
An immensely enjoyable, almost compulsive experience - New York Times on Lost in a Good Book
Douglas Adams would be proud - Scotsman on Lost in a Good Book
Don't ask, just read it. Fforde is a true original - Sunday Express on Lost in a Good Book
This year's grown-up JK Rowling - Sunday Times
Jasper Fforde spent twenty years in the film business before debuting on the New York Times bestseller list with The Eyre Affair in 2001. Since then he has written another twelve novels, including the Number One Sunday Times bestseller One of our Thursdays is Missing, and the Last Dragonslayer series, adapted for television by Sky.
Fforde lives and works in his adopted nation of Wales.
Visit Jasper's website, www.jasperfforde.com, find him on Facebook, www.facebook.com/jasperffordebooks, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/jasperfforde.