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Early Riser - Jasper Fforde

Early Riser - Jasper Fforde
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Title: Early Riser

Author:  Jasper Fforde

ISBN:  9781473650220

Weight:  885g

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Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

Every Winter, the human population hibernates.
During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness and devoid of human activity.

Well, not quite.
Your name is Charlie Worthing and it’s your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses.

You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artefact borne of the sleeping mind.

When the dreams start to kill people, it’s unsettling.

When you get the dreams too, it’s weird.

When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity.

But teasing truth from Winter is never easy: You have to avoid the Villains and their penchant for murder, kidnapping and stamp collecting, ensure you aren’t eaten by Nightwalkers whose thirst for human flesh can only be satisfied by comfort food, and sidestep the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk.

But so long as you remember to wrap up warmly, you’ll be fine.

The new standalone novel from Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde.

Peer & Press Reviews

Praise for Jasper Fforde:

No summaries can do justice to the sheer inventiveness, wit, complexity, erudition, unexpectedness and originality of the works, nor to their vast repertoire of intricate wordplay and puns.

Times

Fforde’s books are more than just an ingenious idea.  They are written with buoyant zest and are tautly plotted.  They have empathetic heroes and heroines who nearly make terrible mistakes and suitably dastardly villains who do.  They also have more twists and turns than Christie, and are embellished with the rich details of Dickens or Pratchett.

Independent

Forget all the rules of time, space and reality; just sit back and enjoy the adventure.

Telegraph

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Early Riser
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition features The die cut cover will be exclusive to the first print run.
Overall condition Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page (usual first-name only signature)
Book Stats
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9781473650220
ISBN 10: 1473650224
Format Hardcover [die cut pictorial boards], no dust jacket
Pages: 400
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 161 x 36mm
Design Credits
Author photo: Jasper Fforde
Cover illustration: Robert Frank Hunter

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