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Jasper Fforde at Writers Week 2016
Jasper Fforde at Writers Week 2016
Published: 2016/03/17
Channel: RNZ
Jasper Fforde Interview
Jasper Fforde Interview
Published: 2010/02/08
Channel: Bill Kenower
Jasper Fforde
Jasper Fforde's "Nursery Crimes- The Fourth Bear" Trailer #2
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: The Family Breaux
Review | Shades of Grey - Jasper Fforde
Review | Shades of Grey - Jasper Fforde
Published: 2014/03/30
Channel: Emily Cait
Jasper Fforde talks about when the
Jasper Fforde talks about when the 'Shades of Grey' sequel will be written..
Published: 2012/07/24
Channel: Jasper Fforde
Jasper Fforde on Shades of Grey
Jasper Fforde on Shades of Grey
Published: 2010/02/02
Channel: The Guardian
Book Review: Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde
Book Review: Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde
Published: 2014/08/29
Channel: twohundredandtwentyonebooks
Jasper Fforde talks about the new Thursday Next book:
Jasper Fforde talks about the new Thursday Next book: 'The Woman Who Died a Lot'
Published: 2012/07/03
Channel: Jasper Fforde
Google Play Presents: Jasper Fforde
Google Play Presents: Jasper Fforde
Published: 2012/07/20
Channel: Google Play
Jasper Fforde
Jasper Fforde's "Nursery Crimes: The Fourth Bear" Trailer#1
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: The Family Breaux
Jasper Fforde explains how you can get him to appear at a bookshop near you.
Jasper Fforde explains how you can get him to appear at a bookshop near you.
Published: 2012/09/17
Channel: Jasper Fforde
Book Review (10): Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Book Review (10): Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Published: 2012/10/15
Channel: Book-Bosomed
Jasper Fforde - a reading at Politics & Prose
Jasper Fforde - a reading at Politics & Prose
Published: 2014/12/13
Channel: Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde BOOK TRAILER
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde BOOK TRAILER
Published: 2012/08/22
Channel: HMH Books
REVIEW: The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde (Nursery Crime, Book 1)
REVIEW: The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde (Nursery Crime, Book 1)
Published: 2013/05/01
Channel: Amanda K Thompson
Book Review | The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
Book Review | The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
Published: 2013/06/16
Channel: dearfictioneer
Shades of Grey Trailer - Jasper Fforde
Shades of Grey Trailer - Jasper Fforde
Published: 2015/04/23
Channel: Diana Figueroa
Jasper Fforde talks about "The Last Dragonslayer" and visits Hereford, where the book is set.
Jasper Fforde talks about "The Last Dragonslayer" and visits Hereford, where the book is set.
Published: 2012/10/01
Channel: Jasper Fforde
Book Review: Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Book Review: Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Published: 2012/03/26
Channel: kayleyreads
Die letzte Drachentöterin. Hörbuch von Jasper Fforde By YLDZ
Die letzte Drachentöterin. Hörbuch von Jasper Fforde By YLDZ
Published: 2016/11/18
Channel: reinaldo paneto
THE EYRE AFFAIR by Jasper Fforde | Book Review
THE EYRE AFFAIR by Jasper Fforde | Book Review
Published: 2016/10/14
Channel: JustaLittleBitRandom
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
Published: 2012/05/12
Channel: 1book1review
Discussion | Shades of Grey - Jasper Fforde
Discussion | Shades of Grey - Jasper Fforde
Published: 2014/04/02
Channel: Emily Cait
"Shades of Grey" by Jasper Fforde (review)
"Shades of Grey" by Jasper Fforde (review)
Published: 2014/04/29
Channel: 24hoursayear
Shades of Grey Peril Infoganda 1 - Lime
Shades of Grey Peril Infoganda 1 - Lime
Published: 2010/01/05
Channel: Jasper Fforde
Jasper Fforde: A Very Unlikely Event
Jasper Fforde: A Very Unlikely Event
Published: 2015/05/20
Channel: RoyalStatSoc
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Published: 2012/05/19
Channel: paperbookmark
Rezension | Der Fall Jane Eyre von Jasper Fforde
Rezension | Der Fall Jane Eyre von Jasper Fforde
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: CocuriRuby
Jasper Fforde  - Thursday Next: First Among Sequels
Jasper Fforde - Thursday Next: First Among Sequels
Published: 2007/07/19
Channel: ExpandedBooks
The Eyre Affair by Jaspaer Fforde
The Eyre Affair by Jaspaer Fforde
Published: 2012/03/30
Channel: 1book1review
Jasper Fforde at Goldsboro Books
Jasper Fforde at Goldsboro Books
Published: 2010/01/20
Channel: GoldsboroBooksTV
Vorgestellt: Grau von Jasper Fforde
Vorgestellt: Grau von Jasper Fforde
Published: 2012/04/22
Channel: LadyKnightDeluxe
One of Our Thursdays is Missing, Jasper Fforde - 9780670022526
One of Our Thursdays is Missing, Jasper Fforde - 9780670022526
Published: 2011/03/17
Channel: Penguin Books USA
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde | Review
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde | Review
Published: 2014/06/26
Channel: books&bears
Jasper Fforde at Politics & Prose, 7/25/07
Jasper Fforde at Politics & Prose, 7/25/07
Published: 2007/07/27
Channel: belladonna803
Jasper Fforde at BookPeople 3/11/11
Jasper Fforde at BookPeople 3/11/11
Published: 2011/03/14
Channel: BookPeopleAustin
Jodi Taylor & Jasper Fforde in conversation at Llandeilo Lit Fest (2017)
Jodi Taylor & Jasper Fforde in conversation at Llandeilo Lit Fest (2017)
Published: 2017/05/09
Channel: Accent Press
Live Rezi 3; Der Fall Jane Eyre von Jasper Fforde, Resümee
Live Rezi 3; Der Fall Jane Eyre von Jasper Fforde, Resümee
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: Angela Gaede
Jasper Fforde on One of Our Thursdays Is Missing
Jasper Fforde on One of Our Thursdays Is Missing
Published: 2011/04/06
Channel: PenguinCanada
Book Review of Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Book Review of Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Published: 2015/12/31
Channel: Reading Randomness
Giveaway Winner  / Jasper Fforde books (used)
Giveaway Winner / Jasper Fforde books (used)
Published: 2013/10/20
Channel: Sues BookNook
Audiobook: The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde
Audiobook: The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde
Published: 2010/09/26
Channel: malawifang
Read For Pixels 2014 Hangout with Jasper Fforde
Read For Pixels 2014 Hangout with Jasper Fforde
Published: 2014/09/21
Channel: The Pixel Project
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde - Book Review
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde - Book Review
Published: 2013/11/14
Channel: Kate's Book Club
SHADES OF GREY - JASPER FFORDE
SHADES OF GREY - JASPER FFORDE
Published: 2009/12/18
Channel: HodderStoughton
Finncon 2016: Jasper Fforde - The Writer’s Journey
Finncon 2016: Jasper Fforde - The Writer’s Journey
Published: 2016/08/30
Channel: Finncon 2016
29 settembre - Jasper Fforde
29 settembre - Jasper Fforde
Published: 2008/09/30
Channel: Libreriadelgiallo
ASMR Ear-to-Ear Soft Spoken Excerpt from Jasper Fforde
ASMR Ear-to-Ear Soft Spoken Excerpt from Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair
Published: 2014/06/02
Channel: Whisper Lit
#YTBookClub discusses THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER by Jasper Fforde
#YTBookClub discusses THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER by Jasper Fforde
Published: 2013/01/06
Channel: Author Lindsay Mead
Jasper Fforde
Jasper Fforde's Shades of Grey
Published: 2012/07/23
Channel: jimthelibrarian
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Jasper Fforde
Jasper fforde 2012.jpg
Fforde at the 2012 Texas Book Festival
Born (1961-01-11) 11 January 1961 (age 56)
London, England
Occupation Novelist
Genre Alternative history, comic fantasy
Literary movement Postmodern literature
Website
jasperfforde.com

Jasper Fforde (born 11 January 1961) is a British novelist. Fforde's first novel, The Eyre Affair, was published in 2001. Fforde is mainly known for his Thursday Next novels, although he has written two books in the loosely connected Nursery Crime series and has begun two more independent series, The Last Dragonslayer and Shades of Grey.

Fforde's books contain a profusion of literary allusions and wordplay, tightly scripted plots, and playfulness with the conventions of traditional genres. His works usually contain elements of metafiction, parody, and fantasy.

Family[edit]

Fforde was born in London on 11 January 1961, the son of John Standish Fforde, the 24th Chief Cashier for the Bank of England (whose signature appeared on sterling banknotes during his time in office). He is the cousin, by her marriage to Desmond Fforde, of the author Katie Fforde,[1] the grandson of Polish political adviser Joseph Retinger,[2] and a great-grandson of journalist E. D. Morel.

Early life[edit]

Fforde was educated at the progressive Dartington Hall School, and his early career was spent as a focus puller in the film industry, where he worked on a number of films, including The Trial, Quills, GoldenEye, and Entrapment.[3]

Novels[edit]

Fforde published his first novel, The Eyre Affair, in 2001.

His published books include a series of novels starring the literary detective Thursday Next: The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, Something Rotten, First Among Sequels, One of our Thursdays Is Missing and The Woman Who Died a Lot. The Eyre Affair had received 76 publisher rejections before its eventual acceptance for publication.[4] Fforde won the Wodehouse prize for comic fiction in 2004 for The Well of Lost Plots.[5]

The Big Over Easy (2005), set in the same alternative universe as the Next novels, is a reworking of his first written novel, which initially failed to find a publisher. Its original title was Who Killed Humpty Dumpty?,[6] and later had the working title of Nursery Crime, which is the title now used to refer to this series of books. These books describe the investigations of DCI Jack Spratt. The follow-up to The Big Over Easy, The Fourth Bear, was published in July 2006 and focuses on Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Shades of Grey, the first novel in a new series, was published December 2009 in the United States and January 2010 in the United Kingdom. The sixth Thursday Next novel One of our Thursdays is Missing was published in February 2011.[7]

In November 2010 he produced The Last Dragonslayer, unconnected with his other works but in a similar though simplified style, a young-adult fantasy novel about a teenage orphan.[8] The book was originally planned as the first in a trilogy.[9] Subsequent entries were released in 2011 and 2014; a fourth book Dragonslayer 4 (working title) is scheduled for 2018.[10]

Short stories[edit]

In 2009, Fforde published a story in the Welsh edition of Big Issue magazine (a magazine distributed by the homeless) called "We are all alike" (previously called "The Man with no face").[11] He also published "The Locked Room Mystery mystery" [sic] in The Guardian newspaper in 2007 and this story remains online.[12] The U.S. version of Well of Lost Plots features a bonus chapter (34b) called "Heavy Weather", a complete story in itself, featuring Thursday Next in her position as Bellman.

Other interests[edit]

Fforde has an interest in aviation and owns and flies a Rearwin Skyranger.

Bibliography[edit]

Fforde Ffiesta[edit]

Originating with the Fforde Ffestival in September 2005, the Fforde Ffiesta (cf. Ford Fiesta) is now an annual event built around Fforde's books and held in Thursday Next's home town of Swindon. Held over the May bank holiday weekend, people travel from as far away as Australia and the United States to take part in a wide range of events, including a re-enacting of gameshow Name That Fruit, Hamlet Speed Reading competitions and interactive performances of Richard III.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jasper Fforde Fan club FfAQs". Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Jasper Fforde website". Retrieved 2010-06-16. 
  3. ^ Jasper Fforde on IMDb
  4. ^ John Sutherland (26 July 2003). "If it's Thursday it must be the valley of death". The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-11-22. 
  5. ^ John Ezard (31 May 2004). "Lost Plots gains a prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-11-22. 
  6. ^ Peter Guttridge (19 June 2005). "Back off or Humpty Dumpty gets it". The Observer. Retrieved 2007-11-22. 
  7. ^ "Jasper Fforde's twitter page". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  8. ^ "The Last Dragonslayer". Jasper Fforde.com. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  9. ^ "Dragonslayer page". Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  10. ^ "Hodder and Stoughton". Retrieved 2015-01-14. 
  11. ^ Jasper Fforde's website. http://www.jasperfforde.com/bookshelf/bookother_6.html
  12. ^ Guardian website. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/dec/24/extract.originalwriting
  13. ^ "Jasper Fforde webchat – as it happened". Retrieved 2017-08-01. 
  14. ^ "Hodder and Stoughton : Next Book". 
  15. ^ https://www.hodder.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781444763706

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