The Eyre Affair came up during discussion in book club when we were reading Rebecca (which is similar to Jane Eyre, which is in the title of this book. It was promoted as being a book about a literary police force tasked with keeping the stories of the books we know as they have always been.
How could I not be intrigued by this. I mean, I am always up for books about books and time travel, so the combination just sounded great.
However, it was even more than that, because quite unexpectedly there was a whole alternative history that was very interesting as well. And dodos for pets! Need I say more?!
All in all, I was very pleasantly surprised with the Eyre Affair and definitely plan to read the rest of the series!