The fantastically funny. ... Do you believe in magic?
Can you imagine a war between wizards, a submarine the size of a walnut, or a time-travelling television?
Can you imagine that poor old Mr. Swimble could see a mysterious vacuum cleaner in the morning, and make cheese sandwiches and yellow elephants magicallu appear by the afternoon?
Welcome to the wonderful world of Sir Terry Pratchett and fourteen fantastically funny tales from the master storyteller. Bursting from these pages are food fights, pirate, bouncing rabbits and magical pigeons.
And a witch riding a vacuum cleaner, of course. ...|
Moist von Lipwig is a con artist and 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. But he's got to see that the mail gets through, come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers Friendly and Benevolent Society, the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too. Maybe it'll take a criminal to succeed where honest men have failed, or maybe it's a death sentence either way. Or perhaps there's a shot at redemption in ...|
Koom Valley - that was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office. With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and war-drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin and brave any darkness to find the solution. And darkness is following him. Oh...and at six o'clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, he must go home to read "Where's My Cow?", with ...|
Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork. And now the wizards of "Unseen University" must win a football match, without using magic, so they’re in the mood for trying everything else.
The prospect of the Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman, who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr. Nutt (and no one knows anything much about Mr. Nutt, not even Mr. Nutt, which worries him, too). As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and ...|
Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be priest. He thought he'd come to Lancre for a simple ceremony. Now he's caught up in a war between vampires and witches. There's Young Agnes, who is really in two minds about everything - Magrat, who is trying to combine witchcraft and nappies, Nanny Ogg...and Granny Weatherwax, who is big trouble. And the vampires are intelligent. They've got style and fancy waistcoats. They're out of the casket and want a bite of the future. Mightily Oats knows he has a prayer, but he wishes he had an axe. "Carpe Jugulum" is Terry Pratchett's twenty-third & ...|
Maurice, a streetwise tomcat, has the perfect money-making scam. Everyone knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice has a stupid-looking kid with a pipe, and his very own plague of rats - strangely educated rats. . .
But in Bad Blintz, the little con suddenly goes down the drain. For someone there is playing a different tune and now the rats must learn a new word.
It's not a game any more. It's a rat-eat-rat world. And that might only be the start . . . ...|
Collected Short Fiction. ... Charts the course of author's long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press; to the origins of his debut novel, "The Carpet People"; and again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful "Discworld" series.
Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas, all of it shot through with Terry's inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize- ...|
A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage, in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he's... Dodger.
Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London's sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He's not about to let anything happen to the unknown girl--not even if her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England.
From Dodger's encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd to his meetings with the ...|
Terry Pratchett and Friends. Aided and Abetted by "The Discworld" Empromium. ... Sir Terry Pratchett left us, far too early, in March 2015. To celebrate his life and works, we've given over the 2017 Discworld Diary - which will be a perennial diary - to remembrances and tributes from some of those who knew and loved him and his extraordinary body of work.
Contributors include Neil Gaiman, A. S. Byatt, Terry Pratchett's literary agent Colin Smythe, co-author of the "Long Earth" books Stephen Baxter, Steeleye Span singer Maddy Prior and many more. With an introduction from his daughter Rhianna ...|
Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater - how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time for Lu Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd. Because it will stop time. And that will only be the start of everyone's problems. THIEF OF TIME comes complete with a full supporting cast of heroes, villains, yetis, martial ...|
The awesome final step of "The Long Earth" series.
Authors of the No. 1 bestseller "The Long Earth". ... 2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day and in the Long Earth, the new Next post-human society continues to evolve.
For Joshua Valienté, now in his late sixties, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers: an adventure that turns into a disaster. Alone and facing death, his only hope of salvation lies with a group of trolls. But as Joshua confronts his mortality, the Long Earth receives a signal from the stars. A signal that is picked up by radio astronomers but ...|
Масклин. Грима и Доркас. Крилете на Масклин ... Хилядите малки номи живеят в свой затворен свят, докато опустошаващи събития не принуждават Масклин да поведе своите събратя в голямото Навън. Оказва се, че и там не всичко е Съвсем Наред. Случват се Странни Неща, които объркват работата. Но Масклин знае, че на едно място, където няма Долу, един кораб може да ги заведе вкъщи - там, откъдето са дошли. И има план...
За тази трилогия Тери Пратчет бе удостоен с престижната награда "Смартийс"
"Както винаги Пратчет е с една глава по-високо от останалите. Той е смешен до припадък. Той е мъдър. Той има стил... ...|