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One of Our Thursdays is Missing (Thursday Next 6) - Jasper Fforde

One of Our Thursdays is Missing (Thursday Next 6) - Jasper Fforde

Title: One of Our Thursdays is Missing

Author:  Jasper Fforde

ISBN:  9780340963166

Weight:  850g

Signed first edition, first printing



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One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde

It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld.  Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war.  But a week before the peace talks, Thursday vanishes.  Has she simply returned home to the RealWorld or is this something more sinister?

But all is not yet lost.  Living at the quiet end of Speculative fiction is the written Thursday Next, who is attempting to keep her own small four-book series both respectful to her illustrious namesake and far from the grim spectre of being remaindered.

Despite her desire to stay away from the spotlight, written Thursday is asked by Jurisfiction to investigate a novel that has suffered an in-read breakup and deposited a narrative debris-field halfway across the Bookworld.  It’s not quite so straightforward: Someone has ground the ISBN numbers from the wreckage, and all of a sudden the mysterious Men in Plaid want her dead.

As the hunt for answers takes her from the Council of Genres to Fan-Fiction and from Comedy to Vanity publishing, written Thursday realises that Real Thursday had been investigating a plot fiendish enough to be killed for.  But who is responsible?  Only a trip up the Mighty Metaphoric river and a visit to the hideously frightening Realworld can provide the answers.

With her clockwork butler Sprockett and her Designated Love Interest Whitby Jett, Thursday has to get to grips with her inability to match up to her Namesake’s talent, and prove herself to the one person she respects more than anyone else: The real her…

Peer & Press Reviews

Fforde’s diabolical meshing of insight and humor makes a ‘mimefield’ both frightening and funny, while the reader must traverse a volume that’s [a] minefield of unexpected turns and amusing twists.

Publishers Weekly

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.


Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: One of Our Thursdays is Missing
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition features: Described as the ‘Collectors’ or ‘Library’ edition, this book is larger than the standard books in the Thursday Next series.
Series: Thursday Next – book 6
Overall condition Fine / 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: 9780340963166
ISBN 10: 0340963166
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 385
Size (h x w x d): 242 x 160 x 38mm
Design Credits
Author photo: Mari Roberts
Jacket illustration: The Red Dress

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