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    The Woman Who Died a Lot (Thursday Next) (Hardback) By (author) Jasper Fforde

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    DescriptionThe BookWorld's leading enforcement officer Thursday Next is four months into an enforced semi-retirement following an assassination attempt. She returns home to Swindon for what you'd expect to be a time of recuperation. If only life were that simple. Thursday is faced with an array of family problems - son Friday's lack of focus since his career in the Chronoguard was relegated to a might-have-been, daughter Tuesday's difficulty perfecting the Anti-Smote shield needed to thwart an angry Deity's promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth, and Jenny, who doesn't exist. And that's not all. With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, the prediction that Friday's Destiny-Aware colleagues will die in mysterious circumstances, and a looming meteorite that could destroy all human life on earth, Thursday's retirement is going to be anything but easy.

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    The Woman Who Died a Lot
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jasper Fforde
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 475 g
    ISBN 13: 9780340963111
    ISBN 10: 0340963115

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC050000
    DC23: 823.92
    Illustrations note
    10 b/w line drawings
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
    Publication date
    12 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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. Visit Jasper's website, www.jasperfforde.com, find him on Facebook, www.facebook.com/jasperffordebooks, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/jasperfforde.
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    Praise for Jasper Fforde : 'Reading a Fforde novel feels like taking off on a magic carpet, only to be picked up by another and another and taken on new flights of fantasy ... When the plot is thundering along, peppered with jokes, lively dialogue and silly names ... you just sit back and enjoy the ride.' Scotsman 'Jam packed with ingeniously witty ideas' SFX.co.uk A riot of puns, in-jokes and literary allusions that Fforde carries off with aplomb Daily Mail 'Fans of the late Douglas Adams, or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde' Herald 'Forget all the rules of time, space and reality; just sit back and enjoy the adventure.' Sunday Telegraph Parallel-universe larks with surreal heroine Thursday Next, trying to get some down time in Swindon. Fat chance Mail on Sunday Live Magazine More inspired lunacy in a truly funny read Press Association 'Any worries that by now the Thursday Next series would have settled into a rut prove groundless here, as Jasper Fforde delivers another swerveball ... It's the usual mix of fiendishly clever plotting and exquisitely executed comedy setpieces' **** SFX Engaging lunacy Sunday Telegraph As always, Fforde delivers a winner - immensely entertaining and easy to read. The characters are well rounded, and the dialogue snappy, amusing and filled with the usual plays on words and general silliness ... If you've not experienced Fforde's unique humour before, then check the Thursday Next series out. The British Fantasy Society While indeed delightfully absurd, Fforde's genius is in making it all make a strange form of sense. Funny. Multi-layered, Enjoyable. Just go and read the damned thing! Wordsmiff This is truly wacky, laugh-out-loud, literary-laced stuff. He is very clever. The Bookseller on The Woman Who Died a Lot You won't be disappointed Euro Crime Hugely funny and gloriously imaginative Daily Express