Thursday Next is the title character from Jasper Fforde's "Thursday Next" book series.

The Thursday Next series is a humorous series of books set in an alternate 1980's. Among others, the Crimean War never ended and Thursday Next herself is a veteran of the war.

The series has a great many literary references, and characters from literature make their appearance and interact with the characters from the main story.
Thursday herself is a Literary Detective.

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