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Daphne Farquitt
Posted by: Estelyn (
Date: August 07, 2008 03:07AM

I've looked for a thread concerning the (our world) identity of Daphne Farquitt and haven't been able to find it. I must say, my first thought when reading about her books was that she was a stand-in for Barbara Cartland. What do you think? A possible alternative would be Danielle Steel, though she's American, isn't she?...


Tell me, who are you, alone, yourself and nameless? (JRRT)

Re: Daphne Farquitt
Posted by: Planet Cool (
Date: August 16, 2008 01:30AM

I didn't think Daphne Farquitt was a real person, but I entirely understand the kind of person she is. One of those authors usually spotted on the bargain book bin near the supermarket check-out line, pretending to be popular, known by all but read by none. I don't know if she's supposed to be a parody of any real person... I don't know who Barbara Cartland is, though I am fleetingly familiar with Danielle Steel (yes, she's American) and her intoxicatingly female prose. I can understand why someone with an imagination like Jasper Fforde's could feel negatively about her. People like that (Farquitt / Steel / Cartland) are always so much in love with their own mythology.

And the same can be said for Christopher Paolini, while I'm at it. What a self-important little dork.


Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die. -Mel Brooks

Re: Daphne Farquitt
Posted by: Hunchback (
Date: November 16, 2008 03:53PM

Danielle Steel is mentioned in the last chapter included only in the American edition of "The Well of Lost Plots."

Re: Daphne Farquitt
Posted by: Vard66 (86.112.14.---)
Date: August 20, 2009 01:16AM

Or perhaps Anne Rice? That's the sort of thing I think of, if perhaps a little less obscenely obviously flowery literary pornography...

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