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#FridayBookShare The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde


#FridayBookShare is a game created by Shelley Wilson to help search for an ideal read.

Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on the book you are currently reading/finished reading this week and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.

The Eyre Affair is the first of a series of books by Jasper Fforde about Thursday Next

First Line  My father had a face that could stop a clock.  I don’t mean that he was ugly or anything; it was just a phrase the ChronoGuard used to describe someone who had the power to reduce time to an ultra-slow tickle.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb

There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, 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, a great interest in all things literary – and a woman called Thursday Next.

In this utterly original and wonderfully funny first novel, Fforde has created a fiesty, loveable heroine and a plot of such richness and ingenuity that it will take your breath away.

Introduce the main character –Zany, fearless, detective.

Delightful Design

Eyre Aff


Audience appeal  Anyone with an interest in literature and who likes the absurd combined with surprising exciting events.

Your favourite line/scene

I pushed open the front gate with some difficulty because of the assortment of dodos who had gathered eagerly around to see who it was and then plocked excitedly when they realised it was someone vaguely familiar.

“Hello Mordecai,” I said to the oldest, who dipped and bobbed in greeting.

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If you want to join in, then answer the F.R.I.D.A.Y questions and use the Friday Book Share meme. Tag Shelley (@ShelleyWilson72) in, so she can read what you have added, too.


About lizannelloyd

Love history, reading, researching and writing. Articles published in My Family History and other genealogy magazines.

7 responses »

  1. Love the cover! Sounds like my kind of book – I do love the absurd 😉 Thanks for sharing, Liz x


  2. You’ve won me over! I’ve heard about it many a time, but never read it.


  3. What a fabulous cover! This interests me strangely…


  4. Sounds like something completely different. I think this might be one for my list 🙂

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  5. I’m rereading the series because there are so many references to books and their characters sprinkled around the text along with laugh out loud passages about familiar places like Swindon or the Isle of Man,


  6. Do like the cover, looks like a VW Beetle poking its head out, ever since “Herbie” I’ve loved VW Beetles, blurb is interesting.

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  7. I read this book last year with my book club, and loved it so much that I went on to read all the rest in the series. So much fun, very absurd, and really smart, too. This makes me want to read them all again.

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