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Terry Pratchett

The Folklore of Discworld

Terry Pratchett The Folklore Of Discworld Legends Myths And Customs From The Discworld Wi
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Biographical note:

TERRY PRATCHETT is the acclaimed creator of the bestselling Discworld series, the latest of which is Raising Steam. He has been appointed OBE and a Knight Bachelor in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry lives in England.

DR. JACQUELINE SIMPSON is a long-standing member and office-holder on the committee of the Folklore Society. Her publications include Green Men and White Swans: The Folklore of British Pub Names; A Dictionary of English Folklore; Folklore of Sussex; Icelandic Folktales and Legends; and (with Jennifer Westwood) The Lore of the Land: A Guide to England's Legends.

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Updated with new, exclusive material for the U.S. edition

Terry Pratchett, the creator of the bestselling series, teams up with a British folklore scholar to produce this guide to the folklore of Discworld, and how it connects to our own world.

Legends, myths, fairy tales, and superstitions: Our world is made up of stories we tell ourselves about why things happen and how they came to be. It is the same on Discworld, except that beings and stories on Earth who are all imaginary--vampires, trolls, giants, witches, and--possibly--gods, are utterly real and living their lives like anyone else on the Disc. An invaluable reference resource for Discworld fans, and a fascinating read for anyone interested in British folklore history. Through the lens of Terry Pratchett's fictional universe, Jacqueline Simpson offers an illuminating perspective on the purpose that traditions and stories serve in our lives.

Review quote:

“One of the most interesting and critically underrated novelists we have … The Folklore of Discworld — co-authored with the eminent folklorist Jacqueline Simpson — emphasizes 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


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