Jasper Fforde jasperfforde_welcome So far, I have written books in four series: The Thursday Next series of which there are seven books, the Nursery. Welcome to the Thursday Next series index page. To find out various extra features and goodies that relate to the books, please use the time-honoured mouse. From Book 1: The first installment in Jasper Fforde's New York Times bestselling series of Thursday Next novels introduces literary detective Thursday Next and.


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As her new apprentice, Thursday keeps her motives secret as she learns the ropes of Jurisfiction, where she moonlights as a Prose Resource Operative inside books.


And what better place for a respite than in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside? But peace and quiet remain jasper fforde thursday next for Thursday, who soon discovers that the Well is a veritable linguistic free-for-all, where grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market, and lousy books—like the one she has taken up residence in—are scrapped for salvage.

Can Thursday find a Shakespeare clone to stop this hostile takeover? Can jasper fforde thursday next vanquish Kaine and prevent the world from plunging into war?

Due to the frequent instability of much of the BookWorld, a public police agency, instated by the Council of Genres See Governmentuses bookjumping and other devices to keep the BookWorld under control.

The central and only crime-preventing force, Jurisfiction has jurisdiction over nearly all areas of the BookWorld. Once having volunteered for Jurisfiction, the applicant then becomes an apprentice to a chosen Jurisfiction agent.

All agents are given an essential TravelBook, a necessary item for all situations.

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Containing needed Jursifiction devices and a link back to the Great Library as well as other popular works of fiction, the TravelBook also acts as a guide to the BookWorld and is password protected to each individual member. Agents deemed appropriate jasper fforde thursday next also given the password to an unpublished work that acts as a bestiary and a research faculty for BookWorld creatures.

Upon passing a written exam and practical exam, an apprentice is given full agent status. Government[ edit ] While Jurisfiction is given a large amount of power in the BookWorld, the primary legislative government is the Council of Genres, made up of a representative from every genre in the Jasper fforde thursday next.

Ruling upon various issues and creating ordinances to counteract them, jasper fforde thursday next is no official executive of the Council of Genres. Concerning judiciary matters, the Council has no control.

Courtroom scenes across the BookWorld are used for this purpose, the judge and jury of each scene presiding over the case at hand.

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Creatures[ edit ] Adjective-creating creatures and maggot-like in appearance, bookworms act as portable thesauri, changing common adjectives into others for example "nice" into "amiable" or "attractive". Their presence is welcome in most areas, however, should too many infest one area, the area uses too many adjectives and "flowery jasper fforde thursday next, making the text unreadable.

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A variety of species occurring, the grammasite was a failed attempt to change nouns into verbs. Escaping from the experiment, their release resulted in a disaster, as they can contribute severe damage jasper fforde thursday next a book.

The known types of grammasites include adjectivores, which suck all description from an object, and verbisoids, as well as others.


Verbisoids can be beaten by irregular verbs. Languages[ edit ] Although the actual language of the BookWorld is English, there are also other Great Libraries that are apparently completely other languages.

The actual sublanguages of each BookWorld, however, are regarded as fonts.

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The land is lush, semi-tropical, teams with wandering megafauna, antelope, and Jasper fforde thursday next Goat - but not many humans. The trappings of the previous civilisation are now covered in a soft blanket of leaf mould, soil, and the annoyingly invasive rhododendron. The occasional building still stands wrapped tightly in ivy, but for the most part only the iron postboxes, street lamps and telephone boxes serve to remind that there was someone here before.

But echoes of the gone-away civilisation do still linger on, such as strictly mandated politeness, compulsory dance lessons, postcodes, and tea at four o'clock sharp. As the story begins, Eddie Russett arrives with his father at the village known as East Carmine.

It is a temporary jasper fforde thursday next and at first Eddie finds it all horribly unsophisticated.

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There is little synthetic colour, and only a linoleum factory for income. Intending to marry the upmarket Constance Oxblood back home and inherit the family stringworks, Eddie wants to leave just as soon as he can. But there is something about the quirky Jasper fforde thursday next named Jane that intrigues him.

Perhaps it is her retrousee nose, perhaps it is her contempt for the strict order of their world. Perhaps it is because she is everything Constance isn't.