The Eyre Affair

The Eyre Affair: Thursday Next Book 1

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 19/07/2001
In stock
Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days
Make and edit your lists in your account
Check click & collect stock near you
Collect today: Pay in shop


The first book in the phenomenally successful Thursday Next series, from Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde. Meet Thursday Next, literary detective without equal, fear or boyfriend. There is another 1985, where London's criminal gangs have moved into the lucrative literary market, and Thursday Next is on the trail of the new crime wave's MR Big. Acheron Hades has been kidnapping certain characters from works of fiction and holding them to ransom. Jane Eyre is gone. Missing. Thursday sets out to find a way into the book to repair the damage. But solving crimes against literature isn't easy when you also have to find time to halt the Crimean War, persuade the man you love to marry you, and figure out who really wrote Shakespeare's plays. Perhaps today just isn't going to be Thursday's day. Join her on a truly breathtaking adventure, and find out for yourself. Fiction will never be the same again...

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9780340733561
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 266g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 152 x 25 mm

Customer Reviews

View all
The Eyre Affair
The Eyre Affair
This is one of those books that restores your belief that there are still books worth reading out there. This is just so funny that I read in over a couple... READ MORE
philip swinyard
The Eyre Affair
Original storyline
It is 1985, and in a surreal England the arch criminal Acheron Hades has taken to kidnaping literary figures and holding the to ransom. Thursday Next is a ... READ MORE
Half Man Half Book
The Eyre Affair
The Eyre Affair
This is a wonderful and escapist read, which brings new meaning to the idea of disapperaring into a good book! Hannah Going, Waterstone's Cardholder.
Cardholder Reviews
The Eyre Affair
The Eyre Affair
This must be one of the best presents I've ever bought for somebody else! How can you not read a book where the lead character is called Thursday Next? JF... READ MORE
Maureen Parker
The Eyre Affair
paperback writer?
Love this book;love the whole series (as well as the Nursery Crimes novels), but why oh why can I not find this edition --with this cover -- in hardcover f... READ MORE
The Eyre Affair
The Eyre Affair
Jaspar Fforde was always an author I was planning on getting round to reading - I can't believe I wasted all that time! The Eyre Affair is a brilliantly su... READ MORE
Richard Smith
The Eyre Affair
The Eyre Affair
I had put off reading this book, worried that it may be a bit too knowingly wacky and (heaven forbid) Pratchett-esque. I needn't have worried. This is a ... READ MORE
Scott Pack
The Eyre Affair
The Eyre Affair
I bought The Eyre Affair one afternoon because I was bored at work, and I worked right next door to a Waterstone's. The jacket notes intrigued me, even tho... READ MORE
Graham Dixon
The Eyre Affair
Loved this!
I have to say I was quite unsure about this book, it came recommended by a friend and the only reason I decided to give it a go was because she gave it an ... READ MORE
K Sykes
The Eyre Affair
four stars
This is a very cleverly written novel and any reader of classics will love. It is an interesting look into what would happen if Jane Eyre was to be kidnap... READ MORE
Kristin Davison