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Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series is a series of books set in an alternative history England. The first series is set in an alternative 1980's; the second series is set in an alternative 2000's.

The protagonist and titular character, Thursday Next, is a "literary detective". In her world, literature is taken very seriously; for example, there are people who go door-to-door to convince people that Bacon wrote Shakespeare.

The books are full of literary references and jokes, and a large part of the stories play inside other books.

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