Early Riser with Jasper Fforde
Tue 31 Jul 2018
7:00pm at Bath Central United Reformed Church (7 Argyle St, Bath BA2 4BA)
Ticket includes author interview and signing and 15% off books on the night.
Jasper Fforde – the king of inventive fiction and creator of the hilarious bestselling Thursday Next series – is back, with a brand new Ffordian world.
“Early Riser” imagines a human population who, every winter, curl up in their warm houses and hibernate. Whilst the people sleep, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, devoid of human activity, with the exception of a few mildly unhinged misfits… Introducing the Winter Consuls: a committed force who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses.
Charlie Worthing is the Consul’s newest recruit, faced with a daunting first assignment: to investigate a viral dream which has the power to kill, whilst also dodging kidnapping, stamp-collecting villains and comfort-food-loving, flesh-eating Nightwalkers.
With his creative storytelling, his quick wit and his weirdly wonderful worlds which combine sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, satire and crime, it’s no wonder that Jasper Fforde is followed by a hoard of devoted readers wherever he goes (Mr B’s Kate and Jess are big Fforde fans). This July, join us as we chat to the man himself about his richly imagined, totally bonkers new book (two days ahead of official publication), the horrors of winter, genre blending and literary detectives.