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First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5 Hardcover – 9 August 2007

4.6 out of 5 stars 288 ratings

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hodder & Stoughton; 1st edition (9 August 2007)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0340835745
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0340835746
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.1 x 3.5 x 24.2 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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Jasper Fforde here mixes nursery rhymes with golden age detective fiction to produce something very accomplished indeed. - Guardian

Fforde's books are more than an ingenious idea. They are written with buoyant zest and are tautly plotted. They have empathetic heroes and heroines who nearly make terribly mistakes and suitably dastardly villains who do. They also have more twists and turns than Christie, and are embellished with the rich details of a Dickens or Pratchett. As Humpty Dumpty's life-story is revealed, the mystery becomes curiouser and curiouser, and the compulsion to find out what is going on increases. A real treat. - Independent

Fans of the late Douglas Adams or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde - Herald

If you haven't read Jasper Fforde before, THE BIG OVER EASY is likely to come as a surprise . . . the combination of fantasy and (more of less) classic murder makes a wild and enjoyable change - Sunday Telegraph

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Everyone's favourite Book World heroine, Thursday Next, is back in her fifth adventure - by Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde.

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