Colonel Next's first name is Monday.It makes perfect sense, seeing that all other members of Thursday's immediate family are named after days of the week. Her mother is Wednesday, her daughter and son are Tuesday and Friday, respectively, and she herself is Thursday. The only name / day not taken is Monday.
Colonel Next's first name is Colonel.The days-of-the-week names are from Thursday's mother's side of the family. She married Next for the cool factor of the names. Future!Next got his past self eradicated and then rescued himself because it looked like he was about to get a promotion. Or a court-martial.
Yorrick Kaine is Big Brother from George Orwell's 1984In Something Rotten, he is revealed to be a minor character from an out-of-print Daphne Farquitt novel, but think about it! He is a literary character even though he never appears in person in any book. He has the power to gain obedience from many people with minimal effort from himself. He enjoys initiating war with other countries and claiming that a (nonexistent) state of war has always been, as proven by the Volvo incident. Have we got a clearer picture? And it's established in The Eyre Affair that where you have two similar characters, they are often the same character - so Yorrick Kaine could be both a Daphne Farquitt character and Big Brother.
Granny Next is Thursday herself
Mycroft was truly in only one Holmes story.The rest was Doyle reading of Mycroft in an early edition of the story and writing the rest of his appearances himself.
Jennywas eradicated. Not Aornis' mindworm. There's really no way to tell without Chrono Guard records, and even then it can be unclear.
Thursday Next and The Kugelmass Episode are both set in the same 'VerseThey match up so well, it's utterly uncanny, but of course, Thursday is set in England in 1985 whereas Kugelmass is set in New York in 1978. It's established by Victor Analogy in The Eyre Affair that a literary character crossing over into the real world (or vice versa) was not an unheard of occurrence, and the incident with Kugelmass and Emma Bovary could easily have been one of the precedents. In addition, the Great Persky is in the same business as Mrs. Nakajima, charging $20 for round trips to and from the Great Library.
Thursday Next comes from Romeo and Juliet.Very old, classic literature, that includes that exact phrase. Seems like a fairly likely allusion.
Jurisfiction was founded by Lex the bookworm after Bookworm Adventures Volume 2, and his home is the Great LibraryFor those unfamiliar with Bookworm Adventures: at the beginning of Bookworm Adventures Volume 2, Lex discovers multiple portals surfacing in the library where he lives. At the end of the game, the portals are still there, and he decides not to do anything about it because it "might be fun." Who's to say he didn't eventually realize that the Book World needed some form of order and start an organization to provide for that?
The Archive is The Dresden Files' representative in Jurisfiction.Given that she knows everything and anything that's written, she would be a pretty powerful ally for Jurisfiction to have... and given how much power she has, a really bad enemy to make.
Lethe is actually the worst of the Hades family.In Greek myth, Lethe is the river of forgetfulness- perhaps he's the one who sets up his relatives and has them forget that they'd been set up.
The BookWorld is infinitely recursive.In First Among Sequels Thursday's adventures had been novelised, and Thursday meets the versions of herself from those books. That means they would have included the parts where that Thursday went into the BookWorld, which would include the Thursday Next books written about her including the parts where she goes into the BookWorld, which would include the Thursday Next books...
Friday Next and Betty Stoker will eventually get married.They are about the same age, they both come from a very special family, they may meet each other one day as Spike and Thursday are good friends, so why not?
Films and TV are parts of the Book World.Since plays are included in the Book World, it stands to reason that films are too. After all, films have scripts, and everything written down has a place in the Great Library. Of course, ad-libbed stuff probably isn't present, but everything scripted should be.
Thursday5 will manage to transform Jenny into a real Book World character