In a few minutes, I will be heading to Logan airport with my husband and son. Woohoo! We’re off to Swindon, UK, home of literary detective, Thursday Next. We’ll visit a few other places while we’re in England, but Swindon is our primary destination.
That’s Fforde as in Jasper, the author of a series of wildly imaginative books that defy definition or genre placement. If you have not heard of him or read his books, I urge you all to do so tout de suite. They are brilliant, and the most fun you will have without leaving your chair (or wherever it is you generally like to read a good book).
Some of the wacky activities we have in store for us this time (taken from the Fforde Ffiesta website):
First Legion of Danvers: Enjoy dressing up in old, grey wigs and black dresses? The 1st Legion of Danvers is just for you.
And of course, no Ffiesta would be complete without the return of ffestival favourites such as Name That Fruit!, and Live Audience Participation Shakespeare (Hamlet, Prince of Zombies). And with the gracious backing of our ever-glorious sponsors The Goliath © Corporation (For All You’ll Ever Need™) these events will now be provided in glorious 3-D technicolour!
The original Ffestival fforganizers.