>What’s in a name? – Thursday Next

>Jasper Fforde’s love of the language – not to mention his sense of humour – is nowhere more obvious than in his choice of character names in The Eyre Affair. Thursday Next is a fun monicker for a heroine in a novel whose supporting cast includes Colonel Braxton Hicks and Dr Runcible Spoon. And how can you not chuckle at a dark and devious chap called Jack Schitt?

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