‘Jurisfiction is the name given to the policing agency within books. Working with the intelligence-gathering capabilities of Text Grand Central, the Prose Resource Operatives at Jurisfiction work tirelessly to maintain the continuity of the narrative within the pages of all the books ever written, a sometimes thankless task. Jurisfiction agents live mostly on their wits as they attempt to reconcile the author’s original wishes and the reader’s expectations with a strict and largely pointless set of bureaucratic guidelines laid down by the Council of Genres.’
Jasper Fforde – First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5
Fforde could have done with a Jurisfiction agent to keep him right. There are quite a few discrepancies with the previous books so far, and it’s not working in the book’s favour.