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Author Event - Jasper Fforde
August 9th at The Collection starting at 7pm. Stokes will provide a bar for pre-event drinks.
Jasper Fforde is one of Britain’s most thoroughly original writers. After 20 years in the film industry his first novel The Eyre Affair hit the New York Times bestseller list in 2001. Starring literary detective Thursday Next, The Eyre Affair introduced Jasper as a major talent with a uniquely inventive mind.
Since then Jasper has written a further twelve novels over several bestselling series. Hodder have sold in total over 1.6m copies of his books.
Jasper’s writing is an eclectic mix of comedy, SFF, thriller, crime and satire. His books are packed full of jokes, silliness, wild creativity and imagination, earning him an unusually dedicated following.
A new Jasper Fforde novel is always a major event. But Jasper has made his fans wait for Early Riser which took longer than any of his previous novels to write - making this launch particularly special for his fans.
Jasper has created an extraordinarily rich and Ffordian new world for Early Riser where every winter 99.9% of the human population goes into hibernation, protected by an elite corps of Winter Consuls. For five months a year while people sleep the Winter Consul are the law.
The main character in the book, Charlie Worthing, is a novice, apprenticed to infamous Winter Consul Jack Logan. Logan has warned his new recruit about the horrors of Winter, but nothing can prepare Charlie for investigating a viral dream in Sector Twelve, a remote region in the middle of Wales. They say there are no heroes in Winter, and Charlie is about to find out why.
Jasper Fforde says: “Early Riser turned out more complex than I imagined and quite dark - it’s winter after all - but it's weird, it’s rich, it’s set in Wales - and there are monsters, both real and imagined. Plus Carmen Miranda, stamp collecting, a painting of Clytemnestra and Tunnock’s tea-cakes. How much more interesting could life get? For Charlie Worthing, my protagonist very interesting indeed, and not always in the good way."
Thursday 9th August 2018 (19:00 - 20:30)
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