The Eyre Affair

Jasper Fforde

There is another 1985 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, and a woman called Thursday Next.


Reader Reviews


07 January 2016

There are little things that make you think and take you away from your worries. Lead character called Thursday Next, the infiltration of a classic novel and an insight into bookworld. Can’t fail to entertain and distract.


22 December 2014

I’m not usually a fan of parallel universe novels but I loved the humour and inventiveness of Fforde’s world and the character of Thursday Next.