The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde I've been noticing that many of my GR Friends are reading these delightful books.

I'm not overly familiar with 19th century novelists (of any country) -- this may irrevocably tarnish my reputation in the eyes of some, but I've never read any Austen and have avoided Dickens like Typhoid Mary since Oliver Twist so I'm sure many of the literary references go right over my head -- but Thursday Next and the alternate Earth she inhabits is a marvelous conceit and Fforde is a very good writer.

Even us poor illiterate savages can enjoy him :-)