The continuing adventures of Thursday Next who has returned to the real world of Swindon from the realms of fiction. In what seems to be the final book, she is re-united with her husband and foils a plot to destroy the world while dealing with
Hamlet and his romance with Emma Hamilton as well as avoiding assassination attempts. Well up to the standards of the
prvious books, the story unfolds at a galloping pace even with the detours along the way. Entirely credible provided one
suspends disbelief not only to accept the world of this novel but also its conflict with the rules dealing with time travel in
other books. The final chapter which tidies everything up somewhat unusually is possibly the weakest part of the book but this does not really detract from the overall high standard.