The seventh book in the phenomenally successful Thursday Next series by Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde.
'Fans of the late Douglas Adams, or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde' - Herald
The BookWorld's leading enforcement officer Thursday Next is four months into an enforced semi-retirement following an assassination attempt. She returns home to Swindon for what you'd expect to be a time of recuperation. If only life were that simple.
Thursday is faced with an array of family problems - son Friday's lack of focus since his career in the Chronoguard was relegated to a might-have-been, daughter Tuesday's difficulty perfecting the Anti-Smote shield needed to thwart an angry Deity's promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth, and Jenny, who doesn't exist. And that's not all.
With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, the prediction that Friday's Destiny-Aware colleagues will die in mysterious circumstances, and a looming meteorite that could destroy all human life on earth, Thursday's retirement is going to be anything but easy . . .
Martin Berger, Thalia-Buchhandlung Wien
Thursday Next has seen better times. Being nearly assassinated, she is still recovering from her injuries, her time as an SO-officer seems at an end. Now she becomes head of the Wessex Library Service. But for Thursday, being a librarian is no simple job at the office. Enjoy her latest adventure, one week with more trouble than you could imagine. (See also, Fforde, The Eyre Affair)