The fourth Discworld novel.
Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing today. He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already'. He was appointed OBE in 1998. He is the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad, is scheduled to be adapted into a spectacular animated movie. His first Discworld novel for children, THE AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS, was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.
A sequence of unalloyed delight * Guardian *
'Pratchett is a comic genius' * Daily Express *
'Pratchett's humour takes logic past the point of absurdity and round again, but it is his unexpected insights into human morality that make the Discworld series stand out' * Times Educational Supplement *
'Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy... Pratchett has a subject and a style that is very much his own' * The Sunday Times *
'He is screamingly funny. He is wise. He has style' * Sunday Telegraph *