- ISBN 9780552153188 / 0552153184
- Title Lords and Ladies
- Author Terry Pratchett
- Category Science Fiction
- Format Compact Disc
- Year 2005
- Publisher Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Imprint Corgi Audio
- Dimensions 144mm x 124mm x 24mm
The fairies are back - but this time they don't just want your teeth. Granny Weatherwax and her tiny coven are up against real elves. It's Midsummer's Night. No time for dreaming... With full supporting cast of dwarfs, wizards, trolls, Morris dancers and one orang-utan. And lots of hey-nonny-nonny and blood all over the place.
Read by Tony Robinson. 'When you start believing in Spirits, you start believing in demons, and then before you know where you are, you're believing in Gods. And then you're in trouble.' Reality is all very well in small doses. It's a perfectly conventional and convenient way of neutralising the imagination. But sometimes when there's more than one reality at play, imagination just won't be neutralised, and the walls between realities come tumbling down. Unfortunately there's usually a damned good reason for there being walls between them in the first place. To keep things out. Things who want to make mischief and play havoc with the natural order...
“'Like Jonathan Swift, Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own, and like Swift he is a satirist of enormous talent ... incredibly funny ... compulsively readable'” The Times "'Pratchett is at the peak of his power; it's hard to think of any humorist writing in Britain today who can match him'“ Time Out ”'The great Terry Pratchett, whose wit is metaphysical, who creates an energetic and lively secondary world, who has a multifarious genius for strong parody ... who deals with death with startling originality. Who writes amazing sentences'“ New York Times ”'His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction'" Mail on Sunday
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 and his first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal. Lords and Ladies is the fourteenth novel in his phenomenally successful Discworld series.