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Fun. I especially liked the resolution to the question of who actually wrote Shakespeare's plays. I shall have to find more by Jasper Fforde.

But it does leave me with the lingering question of whether this is alternate history or something else. Obviously, it's alternate something, but the differences between that world and this world don't seem as nicely tied together as I think they ought to in alternate history. Possibly because I don't read much alternate history, and my idea is shaped by L. E. Modesitt's ghost books, where there is one clear difference: ghosts. Everything else is as it is because of that. On the other hand, time travel might be the one difference in Fforde's world. Hmmm...

Okay, I guess in this world people can't go inside books either, and don't have mysterious bullet-stopping powers, and there aren't any werewolves, and...somehow, I had forgotten all about that in considering the purely historical differences.

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