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Jingo

Terry Pratchett


PUBLISHED: 6th June 2013
ISBN: 9780552167598
ANNOTATION:
'Generous, amusing and the ideal boarding point for those who have never visited Discworld' Sunday Telegraph 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 .
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PUBLISHED: 6th June 2013
ISBN: 9780552167598
ANNOTATION:
'Generous, amusing and the ideal boarding point for those who have never visited Discworld' Sunday Telegraph 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 .

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'Generous, amusing and the ideal boarding point for those who have never visited Discworld' Sunday Telegraph

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 .

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'Generous, amusing and the ideal boarding point for those who have never visited Discworld' Sunday Telegraph

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 . . .


'Neighbours... hah. People'd live for ages side by side, nodding at one another amicably on their way to work, and then some trivial thing would happen and someone would be having a garden fork removed from their ear.'

When the neighbours in question are the proud empires of Klatch and Ankh-Morpork, those are going to be some pretty large garden tools indeed. Of course, no-one would dream of starting a war without a perfectly good reason...such as a 'strategic' piece of old rock in the middle of nowhere.

It is after all every citizen's right to bear arms to defend their own. Even if it isn't technically their own. And even if they don't have much in the way of actual weaponry. As two armies march, Commander Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch faces unpleasant foes who are out to get him... and that's just the people on his side. The enemy might be even worse.


The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Jingo is the fourth book in the City Watch series.

Author Biography

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.

Review

'Both his inventiveness and his moral shrewdness seem inexhaustible' Daily Mail 'One of those rare writers who appeals to everyone... He satisfies the need for fast-moving breathtaking plots with entirely satisfying endings, and the equally primitive desire for an alternative world, full of thrills but benign, into which one can step for pleasure and enlivenment' Daily Express 'Vintage Pratchett... Perennially funny...A sharp satire on the futility of war' Metro 'Generous, amusing and the ideal boarding point for those who have never visited Discworld' Sunday Telegraph 'Pratchett's writing is a constant delight. No one mixes the fantastical and the mundane to better comic effect or offers sharper insights into the absurdities of human endeavour' Daily Mail

Product Details

Author
Terry Pratchett
Pages
464
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Year
2013
ISBN-10
0552167592
ISBN-13
9780552167598
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2013-06-06
Subtitle
(Discworld Novel 21)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Series
Discworld Novels