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The Folklore of Discworld (Paperback)
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The Folklore of Discworld (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 08/10/2009
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NOW UPDATED to include material on the Discworld books up to Raising Steam. Most of us grow up having always known to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly some of these things are now beginning to be forgotten. Legends, myths, fairytales: our world is made up of the stories we told ourselves about where we came from and how we got there. It is the same on Discworld, except that beings which on Earth are creatures of the imagination - like vampires, trolls, witches and, possibly, gods - are real, alive and in some cases kicking on the Disc. In The Folklore of Discworld, Terry Pratchett teams up with leading British folklorist Jacqueline Simpson to take an irreverent yet illuminating look at the living myths and folklore that are reflected, celebrated and affectionately libelled in the uniquely imaginative universe of Discworld.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552154932
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 31 mm


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"One of the most interesting and critically underrated novelists we have... The Folklore of Discworld - co-authored with the eminent folklorist Jacqueline Simpson - emphasises his irreverence and drollery" * The Times *
"Pratchett is, like Mark Twain, or Jonathan Swift, not just a great writer but also an original thinker... funny, exciting, lighthearted and, like all the best comedy, very serious" * Guardian *
"Simpson provides depth to the real-world analogues of the Discworold characters, and the text becomes a neatly integrated discussion of folklore, belief systems and the like in both worlds... well written and will raise a smile... a fine Hogswatch present." * Fortean Times *

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“One of the better companion books out there.”

It's actually been a while since I read this but I have found that much of what I learned has managed to stay stuck in my brain. I have always thought that information is much easier to absorb when it is put... More

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