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First Among Sequels

(2007)
(The fifth book in the Thursday Next series)
A novel by

 
Fourteen years after Thursday Next pegged out at Superhoop '88, her Jurisfiction job has been downgraded due to a potential conflict of interest, since her previous adventures are now themselves in print. Thursday's time is spent worrying about her teenage son Friday and tutoring new recruits. This being fiction, however, jeopardy is never far away. Sherlock Holmes is killed at the Rheinbach falls and his series is stopped in its tracks. Before this can be righted, Miss Marple dies in a narratively inexplicable car accident, bringing her series also to a close. Thursday, receiving a death-threat clearly intended for her written self, realises what is going on - there is a serial killer is loose in the Bookworld. Meanwhile, Goliath have perfected a 22-seater Prose Portal Luxury Coach, and plan on taking literary tourists on a holiday to the works of Jane Austen. Thursday alone realises the true intent of Goliath's unwanted incursions into fiction, but she can't fight all these battles on her own. She must team up with the one person she really can't get along with - the written Thursday Next, currently starring in The Great Samuel Pepys Fiasco. But it's no time to be picky...

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

November 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, Book 5)
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-7862-9843-X / 978-0-7862-9843-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: Thursday Next: First Among Sequels
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-670-03871-7 / 978-0-670-03871-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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July 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-83574-5 / 978-0-340-83574-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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July 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-83575-3 / 978-0-340-83575-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

July 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-96144-9 / 978-0-340-96144-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-96146-5 / 978-0-340-96146-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

July 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Thursday Next: First Among Sequels (Thursday Next Novels (Penguin Books))
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-14-311356-9 / 978-0-14-311356-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-75202-5 / 978-0-340-75202-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-98085-0 / 978-0-340-98085-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: First Among Sequels
Author(s): Fforde Jasper
ISBN: 1-4447-8430-7 / 978-1-4447-8430-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-83984-8 / 978-0-340-83984-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-75201-7 / 978-0-340-75201-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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2007 : USA Paperback
Title: First Among Sequels: Thursday Next
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-7394-9252-7 / 978-0-7394-9252-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Press
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Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: First Among Sequels: Thursday Next, Book 5
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   

January 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: First Among Sequels: Thursday Next, Book 5
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2007 : UK Audio CD
Title: First Among Sequels
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-84456-144-5 / 978-1-84456-144-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2007 : USA Audio edition
Title: First Among Sequels: A Thursday Next Novel
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Recorded Books
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July 2007 : USA Audio CD
Title: First Among Sequels (Thursday Next Novels)
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-4281-5664-X / 978-1-4281-5664-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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July 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: First Among Sequels (Thursday Next Novels)
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-4281-5665-8 / 978-1-4281-5665-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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July 2007 : USA Audio CD
Title: First Among Sequels (Thursday Next Novels)
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-4281-5667-4 / 978-1-4281-5667-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5 (The Thursday next series)
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   

July 2007 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Thursday Next: First Among Sequels: A Thursday Next Novel
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Penguin Books
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