As usual, please call the venue to check times and dates before you set out just in case I am kidnapped by enraged badgers, eager to promote their dangerous monochrome agenda.

Updated 29th June 2023: Added Highworth times and RSS pub date


Highworth Literature Festival
12th August 2023 Near Swindon. 'Meet the Author' lunch, 13:00, interview with Alex from Bert's Books at 19:00. All tickets via: SeeTickets

21st October 2023, Bristol, Hilton Doubletree. Always great fun. More details: Website

The Yeovil Literary Festival
27th October 2023, Yeovil, 18:00. Never been before, but sounds like a lot of fun. More details: Website


Red Side Story, the sequel to Shades of Grey.
Published February 2024: Eddie and Jane's story continues, pretty much where we left off..

erasmuscon, first Dutch Eurocon
16-19th August 2024, Rotterdam. Website: erasmuscon


March 02031:   Asteroid belt and Saturn (technology permitting) More details TBA.
October 02042:   81-year-old Fforde talks to other members of old people's home: "I used to be a novelist, no really, I did. Is it lunchtime?" More details TBA.
July 02175:   Semi-lifelike cloned Ffordesque replicant to tour Gamma Quadrant in the Cygnus Cluster. More details TBA.
Setember 03431:   Much improved Fforde cloned back to life to face execution for sedition; all works consigned to erasure.
Janfebry 008910:   Last evidence of Fforde's books vanish forever with the removal of the 'Formerly Thursday Street' plaque from what is now W23-61 Rd in the conurbation known as EuroWest-79.
00012972:    Visiting archeologists from Thraal-7 discover incomplete copy of Well of Lost Plots from excavation in landfill. Deciphering takes seven hundred years and a further four hundred years of academic scrutiny before being accepted as historical fact.