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We recommend Shades of Grey and Red Side Story by Jasper Fforde.

Background: shapes in shades of grey, Foreground: Two books, one is the cover of Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde, the other is Red Side Story by Jasper Fforde

30 gifts for 30 days of November - Day 25

This is the twenty fifth of thirty Better Than a Poke in the Eye recommended gifts for the book lover in your life, even if that book lover is YOU!

Today's recommendation is a pair of books: Shades of Grey and Red Side Story by Jasper Fforde.

The original Shades of Grey (not to be confused with Fifty Shades) tells of a world where some past, unspecified, event has led to most people only being able to see one shade of colour. The social hierarchy is based on individuals ability to see colours. With Greys being the lowest because they cannot perceive colour at all. Eddie Russett, a Red (he can see shades of red) is sent out to do a survey in East Carmine where he meets a Grey called Jane. Soon Eddie realises that not everything he has been told is true.

Red Side Story is the long awaited (12 years +) sequel to Shades of Grey. We can't wait to find out what Jasper has in store for us. In a recent talk, Jason asked Jasper about this chromatic universe and Jasper hinted there may be more boots to come.

You can purchase both books through our online bookshop or through any of our affiliate links.

RED SIDE STORY by Jasper Fforde R.R.P. £20 Due for release in Feb 2024

SHADES OF GREY by Jasper Fforde - R.R.P. £9.99

You can purchase any of Jasper Fforde's books at our online Bookshop

Published: 25 Nov 2023 10:00
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