In the Thursday Next series, there is an author named Daphne Farquitt. She is a prolific and popular writer, although all her books are pretty much the same unimaginative love stories. (With one exception, where the plot was accidentally changed during one of Thursdays adventures in BookWorld).
There has been some discussion if Daphne Farquitt is based upon a real person; consensus seems to be that she represents a type of writer.
This is perhaps evidenced by the fact that in "One of our Thursdays is Missing", she has her own part in BookWorld, implying that she is a genre of her own.
She is described as "a recluse's recluse"; she is literally never seen in the series.
Fforde has surprised us earlier with characters turning out to be someone else. But Daphne Farquitt is an extremely prolific writer;if she was someone else, it would have to be someone with lots of time on his or her hands.
So, do we know why Daphne Farquitt is never seen?
Is it possible that she is the secret identity of another character in the series; is there any evidence to that?