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Shades of Grey

(2009)
(The first book in the Shades of Grey series)
A novel by

 
 
From the bestselling author of Thursday Next - a brilliant new novel about a world where social order and destiny are dictated by the colors you can see

Part social satire, part romance, part revolutionary thriller, Shades of Grey tells of a battle against overwhelming odds. In a society where the ability to see the higher end of the color spectrum denotes a better social standing, Eddie Russet belongs to the low-level House of Red and can see his own color - but no other. The sky, the grass, and everything in between are all just shades of grey, and must be colorized by artificial means.

Eddie's world wasn't always like this. There's evidence of a never-discussed disaster and now, many years later, technology is poor, news sporadic, the notion of change abhorrent, and nighttime is terrifying: no one can see in the dark. Everyone abides by a bizarre regime of rules and regulations, a system of merits and demerits, where punishment can result in permanent expulsion.

Eddie, who works for the Color Control Agency, might well have lived out his rose-tinted life without a hitch. But that changes when he becomes smitten with Jane, a Grey Nightseer from the dark, unlit side of the village. She shows Eddie that all is not well with the world he thinks is just and good. Together, they engage in dangerous revolutionary talk.

Stunningly imaginative, very funny, tightly plotted, and with sly satirical digs at our own society, this novel is for those who loved Thursday Next but want to be transported somewhere equally wild, only darker; a world where the black and white of moral standpoints have been reduced to shades of grey.

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November 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Shades Of Grey (Large Print Book)
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-4084-8826-4 / 978-1-4084-8826-3 (UK edition)
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April 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron (Basic)
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-4104-2363-8 / 978-1-4104-2363-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Shades of Grey
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-96303-4 / 978-0-340-96303-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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January 2010 : UK Hardback

Title: Shades of Grey (Signed Edition)
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-4447-0689-6 / 978-1-4447-0689-5 (UK edition)
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December 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Shades of Grey
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-4447-0456-7 / 978-1-4447-0456-3 (UK edition)
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December 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shades of Grey: A Novel
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-670-01963-1 / 978-0-670-01963-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shades of Grey (flipback edition)
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-4447-3003-7 / 978-1-4447-3003-6 (UK edition)
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shades Of Grey (Large Print Book)
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-4084-8827-2 / 978-1-4084-8827-0 (UK edition)
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-14-311858-7 / 978-0-14-311858-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shades of Grey
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-96305-0 / 978-0-340-96305-0 (UK edition)
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September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shades of Grey
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ISBN: 0-340-96306-9 / 978-0-340-96306-7 (UK edition)
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shades of Grey
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ISBN: 1-4447-0525-3 / 978-1-4447-0525-6 (UK edition)
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shades of Grey
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ISBN: 0-340-96304-2 / 978-0-340-96304-3 (UK edition)
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December 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Shades of Grey
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December 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Shades of Grey
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August 2010 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Shades Of Grey
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-4450-0562-X / 978-1-4450-0562-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Shades Of Grey
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ISBN: 1-4450-0563-8 / 978-1-4450-0563-8 (UK edition)
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August 2010 : UK MP3 CD

Title: Shades Of Grey
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-4450-0564-6 / 978-1-4450-0564-5 (UK edition)
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December 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Shades of Grey
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-14-314326-3 / 978-0-14-314326-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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December 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Shades of Grey
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December 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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October 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shades of Grey
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November 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Shades of Grey: A Novel
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Publisher: Penguin Books
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