Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde will sign and discuss his newest releases, The Woman Who Died a Lot (Viking; $26.95) and The Last Dragonslayer (Harcourt' $16.99).  

(Numbers for this event will be available with the purchase of The Woman Who Died a Lot)

Jasper Fforde spent twenty years in the film business before debuting on the New York Time Bestseller list with The Eyre Affair in 2001. Since then he has written another six novels featuring his Literary Detective heroine Thursday Next, the latest in the series, The Woman Who Died a Lot being published this Summer in the US and the UK.

Fforde's writing is an eclectic mix of genres, which might be described as a joyful blend of Comedy-SF-thriller-Crime-Satire. He freely admits that he fascinated not just by books themselves, but by the way we read and what we read, and his reinvigoration of tired genres have won him many enthusiastic supporters across the world.

Amongst Fforde's output are police procedurals featuring nursery rhyme characters; a series for Young Adults about Magic and Dragons set in a shabby world of failing magical powers, and 'Shades of Grey' a post-apocalyptic dystopia set three world orders into the future, where social hierarchy is based on the colours you can see.

Fforde failed his Welsh Nationality Test by erroneously identifying Gavin Henson as a TV chef, but continues to live and work in his adopted nation despite this setback. He has a Welsh wife, two welsh daughters and a welsh dog, who is mad (but not because he's Welsh). 

Can't make it to the event?  You can order a book and we'll get it signed and ship it to you! 

Event date: 

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St
77005 Houston
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The Woman Who Died a Lot: Now with 50% Added Subplot Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670025022
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Viking Books - October 2nd, 2012

The Bookworld's leading enforcement officer, Thursday Next, has been forced into a semiretirement following an assassination attempt, returning home to Swindon and her family to recuperate. 

But Thursday's children have problems that demand she become a mother of invention: Friday's career struggles in the Chronoguard, where he is relegated to a might-have-been; Tuesday's trouble perfecting the Anti-Smote shield, needed in time to thwart an angry Deity's promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth; and the issue of Thursday's third child, Jenny, who doesn't exist except as a confusing and disturbing memory. 

With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, and a call from the Bookworld to hunt down Pagerunners who have jumped into the Realworld, Thursday's convalescence is going to be anything but restful as the week ahead promises to be one of the Next family's oddest. 

 

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The Last Dragonslayer Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547738475
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harcourt Children's Books - October 2nd, 2012

 In the good old days, magic was indispensable--it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for magicians--but it's hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world's last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. If the visions are true, everything will change for Kazam--and for Jennifer. Because something is coming. Something known as . . . Big Magic.

 

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