Jasper Fforde

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Birthday
11, 1961
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
11, 1961 (age 58)
Birthplace
England

About

Most famous for The Eyre Affair and other books in his Thursday Next fantasy/alternative history series, Fforde also penned the Nursery Crime Division and Dragon Slayer series, as well as the standalone novel Early Riser.

Before Fame

After graduating from the Dartington Hall School, he worked as an assistant cameraman for several British films.

Trivia

The Fforde Ffiesta -- an annual event held in Swindon, the town in which the Thursday Next books are set -- was launched in 2005.

Family Life

The child of Bank of England Chief Cashier John Standish Fforde and the great-grandchild of writer E.D. Morel, Fforde was raised in London, England.

Associated With

His popular book The Eyre Affair is set in the world of Victorian author Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre.