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The Streets Of Ankh-Morpork

The Streets Of Ankh-Morpork

  • Author: Stephen Briggs,Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473581915
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 24
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'THERE'S A SAYING THAT ALL ROADS LEAD TO ANKH-MORPORK. AND IT'S WRONG. ALL ROADS LEAD AWAY FROM ANKH-MORPORK, BUT SOMETIMES PEOPLE JUST WALK ALONG THE WRONG WAY' from Moving Pictures Ankh-Morpork! City of One Thousand Surprises (according to the famous publication by the Guild of Merchants)! All human life is there! Although, if it walks down the wrong alley, often quite briefly! The city celebrated in the bestselling Discworld series by Terry Pratchett has been meticulously mapped for the first time. It's all here - from Unseen University to the Shades, from major landmarks like the Patrician's Palace to little-known, er, nooks like Dwarf Bread Museum in Whirligig Alley. See the famous streets along which so many heroes have walked, in some cases quite hurriedly! As leading Ankh-Morpork entrepreneur C.M.O.T. Dibbler would say, A nip at any price - and that's cutting our own throat. Well, close.

The Compleat Ankh-Morpork

The Compleat Ankh-Morpork

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0857520741
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 128
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Greetings, adventurer! We lay before you this most comprehensive gazetteer encompassing all the streets of Ankh-Morpork, as well as information on its principal businesses, hotels, taverns, inns, and places of entertainment and refreshment, enhanced by the all-new and compleat map of our great city state. Our city has grown well beyond its ancient walls, but the remit of this commission from the honourable Guild of Merchants was to 'map the city', the pulsing organ of commerce and culture, the heart as opposed to the body, and this we have done. In spades. We ask that when you pore over this glorious work you spare some thought for the humble cartographers and surveyors who made journeys into the darker corners of our metropolis - no less dangerous than the wilds of Skund or Bhangbhangduc. To some the only memorial is the map you now possess. Others, in their quest for knowledge, paid the highest price that scholarship demands, which is to say, a day off in lieu. And so we dedicate this map and these accompanying words to the officers, councilors and members of the Merchants' Guild and to all who will find in its pages paths yet to tread and places yet to explore within the magnificentbwonder that is the city of Ankh-Morpork.

The Wit And Wisdom Of Discworld

The Wit And Wisdom Of Discworld

  • Author: Stephen Briggs,Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407035509
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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'A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.' From, THE FIFTH ELEPHANT 'Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.' From, MOVING PICTURES The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld is a collection of the wittiest, pithiest and wisest quotations from this extraordinary universe, dealing one-by-one with each book in the canon. Guaranteed to transport you back to your favourite or forgotten Discworld moments it is the perfect book for die-hard Pratchett fans, as well as anyone coming to the Discworld for the first time.

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

(Discworld Novel 28)

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407070509
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 304
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IT’S A RAT-EAT-RAT WORLD . . . Every town on Discworld knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice – a streetwise tomcat – leads a band of educated ratty friends (and a stupid kid) on a nice little earner. Piper plus rats equals lots and lots of money. Until they run across someone playing a different tune. Now he and his rats must learn a new concept: evil . . .

The Light Fantastic

The Light Fantastic

(Discworld Novel 2)

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407034391
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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'What shall we do?' said Twoflower. 'Panic?' said Rincewind hopefully. He always held that panic was the best means of survival. As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld could do with a hero. What it doesn’t need is a singularly inept and cowardly wizard, still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world, or a well-meaning tourist and his luggage which has a mind (and legs) of its own. Which is a shame because that's all there is...

Going Postal

Going Postal

Stage Adaptation

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472537068
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 128
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Moist von Lipwig was a con artist, a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It was a tough decision. With the help of a golem who has been at the bottom of hole in the ground for over two hundred years, a pin fanatic and Junior Postman Groat, he's got to see that the mail gets through. In taking on the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer, he's also got to stay alive. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too. In the mad world of the mail, can a criminal succeed where honest men have failed and died? Perhaps there's a shot at redemption for man who's prepared to push the envelope...

The Turtle Moves!

The Turtle Moves!

Discworld's Story Unauthorized

  • Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1935618385
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 296
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After growing from humble beginnings as a Sword & Sorcery parody to more than 30 volumes of wit, wisdom, and whimsy, the Discworld series has become a phenomenon unlike any other. Now, in The Turtle Moves!, Lawrence Watt-Evans presents a story-by-story history of Discworld’s evolution as well as essays on Pratchett’s place in literary canon, the nature of the Disc itself, and the causes and results of the Discworld phenomenon, all refreshingly free of literary jargon littered with informative footnotes. Part breezy reference guide, part droll commentary, The Turtle Moves! will enlighten and entertain every Pratchett reader, from the casual browser to the most devout of Discworld’s fans.

Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld

Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld

The Myths and Legends of Terry Pratchett's Multiverse

  • Author: Linda Washington,Carrie Pyykkonen
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN: 1429934883
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 288
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A fascinating guide to the international bestselling Discworld series and the award-winning The Wee Free Men—soon to be a major motion picture Before J. K. Rowling became the best-selling author in Britain, Terry Pratchett wore that hat. With over 45 million books sold, Pratchett is an international phenomenon. His brainchild is the Discworld series—novels he began as parodies of other works like Macbeth, Faust, and The Arabian Nights. The Wee Free Men, one of Pratchett's most popular novels, will be made into a movie by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi. It's the story of 9-year-old wannabe witch Tiffany Aching, who unites with the Nac Mac Feegle (6-inch-tall blue men who like to fight and love to drink) to free her brother from an evil fairy queen. A fun, interactive guide that will explore the land of Discword, Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld is filled with sidebars, mythology trivia, and includes a bio of the fascinating author Terry Pratchett, and an in-depth analysis of his work. This unofficial guide is a great resource for readers of The Wee Free Men and the other books of the Discworld series.

Youth Cultures

Youth Cultures

Texts, Images, and Identities

  • Author: Kerry Mallan,Sharyn Pearce
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275974091
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 203
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The contributors to this volume present challenging ways of applying critical ideas and theoretical frameworks to the crucial issues that surround youth and the cultures they inhabit as evidenced in their literature, magazines, computer games, films, television programs, popular music, and fashion.

Reaper Man

Reaper Man

(Discworld Novel 11)

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407034774
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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'One taste, and you'll scour bookstores for more' Daily Mail The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'Death has to happen. That’s what bein' alive is all about. You're alive, and then you're dead. It can't just stop happening.' But it can. And it has. Death is missing – presumed gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn. If Death doesn't come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime? You can't have the undead wandering about like lost souls - there's no telling what might happen! Particularly when they discover that life really is only for the living . . . ___________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Reaper Man is the second book in the Death series.