Raising Steam: (Discworld Novel 40) - Discworld Novels 40 (Paperback)
  • Raising Steam: (Discworld Novel 40) - Discworld Novels 40 (Paperback)

Raising Steam: (Discworld Novel 40) - Discworld Novels 40 (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 09/10/2014
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It's all change for Moist von Lipwig, swindler, conman, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office. A steaming, clanging new invention, driven by Dick Simnel, the man with t'flat cap and t'sliding rule, is drawing astonished crowds - including a few particularly keen young men armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear - and suddenly it's a matter of national importance that the trains run on time. Moist does not enjoy hard work. His ...vital input at the bank and post office consists mainly of words, which are not that heavy. Or greasy. And it certainly doesn't involve rickety bridges, runaway cheeses or a fat controller with knuckledusters. What he does enjoy is being alive, which may not be a perk of running the new railway. Because, of course, some people have Objections, and they'll go to extremes to stop locomotion in its tracks.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552170468

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Andy Stevens

“Discworld, now with added goblins”

I am a little confused as to what to think about this one, it is a fantastic story and when you put Moist and Sam Vimes together only great things can happen but this seemed to be missing a little of the sparkle... More

Hardback edition
16th January 2014
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“Bit of a Thunderbird!”

After the two scifi books with another author that have been widely and often negatively criticized (sometimes unfairly), 'Raising Steam' is something of a Thunderbird to the rescue for Discworld fans and... More

Hardback edition
6th December 2013
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“Not up to his previous standards”

Incredibly, this is the fortieth Discworld book. It only seems like yesterday that I was reading “The Colour of Magic” when it was first published, and laughing so hard I fell off my bed ... In this instalment of the... More

Hardback edition
14th March 2014
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