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Book Club in a Bar (Nov. 29)
The Learned Owl Book Shop, Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7pm
St-Laurent Book Club - One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde
Ottawa Public Library - St-Laurent Branch, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:15am
Jasper Fforde is coming to Water Street Bookstore!
Water Street Bookstore, Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7pm
"Fforde's foray into children's books will delight readers who like their fantasy with a dash of silliness."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "Fantasy readers with a taste for the silly should appreciate the subverted tropes."--Kirkus "Thoroughly entertaining . . . readers will easily sit back and enjoy the fun."--Booklist "Fforde's fantasy is smart, funny, and abundantly imaginative in its critique of commercial culture."--Horn Book In the good old days, magic was indispensable--it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for magicians--but it's hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world's last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. If the visions are true, everything will change for Kazam--and for Jennifer. Because something is coming. Something known as . . . Big Magic. Jasper Fforde is the critically acclaimed author of the Thursday Next novels (The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, Something Rotten and First Among Sequels) and the Nursery Crime books (The Big Over Easy and The Fourth Bear). Shades of Grey is the beginning of a new series. After giving up a varied career in the film industry, Jasper now lives and writes in Wales and has a passion for aviation. You can visit his website at
Location: Street: 125 Water Street City: Exeter, Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03833-2456 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Tattered Cover Book Store - Highlands Ranch, Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 4pm
Jasper Fforde promotes The Last Dragonslayer.
Jasper Fforde, the author of the bestselling Thursday Next mysteries and the Nursery Crime books, will read from and sign his first novel for young readers The Last Dragonslayer ($16.99 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). In his witty, effervescent new novel Fforde introduces fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, who runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away. But when visions of the death of the world’s last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer—and Big Magic! Fforde will also sign his hilarious new Thursday Next novel The Woman Who Died A Lot ($26.95 Viking). Free tickets for a place in the booksigning line will be handed out at 3:00 pm. Seating for the presentation prior to the booksigning is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis to ticketed customers only. (jpmoore)
Jasper Fforde signs in Redondo Beach
Mysterious Galaxy, Friday, October 19, 2012 at 7:30pm
Jasper Fforde Jasper Fforde launches a young adult fantasy series, the Chronicles of Kazam, with The Last Dragonslayer. Teen foundling Jennifer Strange is both in charge of running Kazam Mystical Arts Management, and designated The Last Dragonslayer, with a destiny to slay the last dragon on Earth. (See Nicole’s review on Page 2.) And Jasper will also discuss his absurdist literary fantasy noir series starring Thursday Next, including the seventh installment, The Woman Who Died a Lot.
Location: Street: 2810 Artesia Blvd. City: Redondo Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 90278 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Kepler's Books, Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 7pm
Credit: Mari Fforde
Thursday, October 18, 7:00 p.m.
The Last Dragonslayer
The Woman Who Died a Lot: A Thursday Next Novel
In the good old days, magic was indispensable—it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for magicians—but it’s hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world’s last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. If the visions are true, everything will change for Kazam—and for Jennifer. Because something is coming. Something known as . . . Big Magic.
Jasper Fforde is the author of the best-selling and highly entertaining Thursday Next mysteries and the Nursery Crime books.
To confirm a seat, you may purchase either one of the books at Kepler's prior to the event.
Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Murder By The Book, Monday, October 8, 2012 at 6:30pm
Jasper Fforde will sign and discuss his newest releases, The Woman Who Died a Lot (Viking; $26.95) and The Last Dragonslayer (Harcourt' $16.99).
(Numbers for this event will be available with the purchase of The Woman Who Died a Lot)
Jasper Fforde spent twenty years in the film business before debuting on the New York Time Bestseller list with The Eyre Affair in 2001. Since then he has written another six novels featuring his Literary Detective heroine Thursday Next, the latest in the series, The Woman Who Died a Lot being published this Summer in the US and the UK.
Fforde's writing is an eclectic mix of genres, which might be described as a joyful blend of Comedy-SF-thriller-Crime-Satire. He freely admits that he fascinated not just by books themselves, but by the way we read and what we read, and his reinvigoration of tired genres have won him many enthusiastic supporters across the world.
Amongst Fforde's output are police procedurals featuring nursery rhyme characters; a series for Young Adults about Magic and Dragons set in a shabby world of failing magical powers, and 'Shades of Grey' a post-apocalyptic dystopia set three world orders into the future, where social hierarchy is based on the colours you can see.
Fforde failed his Welsh Nationality Test by erroneously identifying Gavin Henson as a TV chef, but continues to live and work in his adopted nation despite this setback. He has a Welsh wife, two welsh daughters and a welsh dog, who is mad (but not because he's Welsh).
Can't make it to the event? You can order a book and we'll get it signed and ship it to you!
Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Georgia Center for the Book, Friday, October 5, 2012 at 7:30pm
Jasper Fforde discusses The Woman Who Died a Lot: A Thursday Next Novel.
International bestselling author Jasper Fforde makes his first visit to the Center for the Book with a literary thriller that just might be his best book yet: ”The Woman Who Died a Lot: A Thursday Next Novel.” The Bookworldf’s leading enforfement officer, Thursday Nexdt, has been forcfed into retirement following an assassination attempt, but she must become a Mother of Invention when her children come up with some serious issues. Fforde’s Thursday Next books, in the author’s words, ”are a series based upon the notion that what we read in books is just a small part of a larger BookWorld that exists behind the page.” His books skillfully and playfully combine doses of reality with plenty of fantasy and sci-fi, and they have sold millions of copies all around the world. The author, who lives and writes in Wales, will be making an American tour this fall, and we’re proud to be on it and invite you to join us and meet this very fine, distinctive writer. We’ll have copies of his new books and some older ones for sale and signing. His event is free, no tickets or reservations required, and doors to the church will open at 6 p.m. for early seating. (jasbro)
Meet Jasper Fforde at Onchan Library
Onchan Public Library, Friday, September 28, 2012 at 5pm
Jasper Fforde signs Thursday Next and Last Dragonslayer.
The witty and entertaining Jasper Fforde is visiting Onchan Library for a talk and book signing. Admission Free and light refreshments served. Please contact Onchan Library firstname.lastname@example.org to book a ticket. Jasper Fforde's visit is part of a fab Manx Litfest weekend of events on the Isle of Man. (onchanlibrary)
Lunchtime Book Signing - Jasper Fforde: The Woman Who Died a Lot
Blackwell's Oxford, Friday, July 13, 2012 at 1pm
Jasper Fforde signs The Woman Who Died a Lot.
THE WOMAN WHO DIED A LOT by Jasper Fforde This is the new Thursday Next novel from Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde. 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. Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring out of the window and chewing the end of a pencil. He lives and works in Wales and has a passion for aviation. (BallroomDancer)
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