Thursday Next, literary detective and dodo-lover, begins her married life with the disturbing news that her husband of only a month drowned thirty-eight years ago, and no one but Thursday has any memory of him at all. Someone, somewhere, sometime, is responsible. The sinister Goliath Corporation wants its operative Jack Schitt out of 'The Raven' - the poem in which Thursday trapped him - and will do almost anything to achieve this. But does Goliath have the audacity to tamper with time?
Having barely caught her breath after 'The Eyre Affair', Thursday finds herself battling with corrupt multinationals, standing shoulder to shoulder with Miss Havisham in the Swindon autumn sales, authenticating lost Shakespearean manuscripts and searching for a deeper understanding of 'The Tale Of The Flopsy Bunnies'. Wooly mammoth migrations, a flurry of near-fatal coincidences, a mispeling vyrus and impending Armageddon are all part of a greater plan.
But whose. And why?
- Publication Date:
- 09 / 09 / 2004
- 143 x 104mm