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“It’s witty and wise, but it leaves its young readers enough room for a newly formed opinion or two as they think about its themes of love, loss, loyalty, courage, religion and nationhood.”
“An enchanting novel . . . Terry Pratchett is one of the most interesting and critically under-rated novelists we have.”
— The Times
“Pratchett is, like Mark Twain or Jonathan Swift, not just a great writer but also an original thinker.”
From the Hardcover edition.
Sir Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing in the UK today. He is the acclaimed creator of the Discworld(R) series, the first title in which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Worldwide sales of his books are in excess of 65 million, and they have been translated into 36 languages. He has written a number of titles for younger readers, including The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, which won the Carnegie Medal in the UK, and Nation, which was a Printz Honor Book in the US. He was awarded an OBE in 1998, and a Knighthood in 2009 for his services to literature. Tony Robinson, successful writer, actor and documentary-maker, star of radio, TV and theatre, is well known for his popular TV series Time Team and his role as Baldrick in Blackadder.
A fantastic book to while a summer week with. A light, beautiful book with a heart tugging ending that is not sad at all.Published on June 15 2011 by T. Kharitonova
Wonderful! I began reading Terry Pratchett almost twenty years ago when I made the foolish decision to go on a tour of Europe with my friends and without any books. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2011 by Kaija
I haven't met a Terry Pratchett book that I didn't like. That said, some are better than others. This is among the best, right up there with Small Gods.Published on June 7 2010 by M. Loughin