The Well Of Lost Plots: Thursday Next

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Hodder & Stoughton, Apr 11, 2005 - Fiction - 384 pages

The third book in the phenomenal Thursday Next series from Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde.

In the words of one critic: 'Don't ask. Just read it.'

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is created), Thursday Next, Literary Detective and soon-to-be one parent family, ponders her next move from within an unpublished book of dubious merit entitled 'Caversham Heights'.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'.

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User Review  - LisCarey -

Having escaped her assorted enemies for the moment, Thursday Next is hiding out in an unpublished novel in the Well of Lost Plots as part of the character exchange program. She's still pregnant, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - SusanKrzywicki - LibraryThing

I loved the sense of humor and the puns. But I cannot keep up with the characters. Each time a new person was introduced, I had to think through the name - pun, anagram, from another book, etc.? Then ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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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