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Interesting Times By Terry Pratchett

Interesting Times
by Terry Pratchett

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There are many who say that the art of diplomacy is an intricate and complex dance between two informed partners. There are others who maintain that it's merely a matter of who carries the biggest stick. Like when a large, heavily fortified and armoured empire makes a faintly menacing request of a much smaller, infinitely more cowardly neighbour.
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Interesting Times: (Discworld Novel 17) by Terry Pratchett

A foot on the neck is nine points of the law' There are many who say that the art of diplomacy is an intricate and complex dance between two informed partners, determined by an elaborate set of elegant and unwritten rules. There are others who maintain that it's merely a matter of who carries the biggest stick. Like when a large, heavily fortified and armoured empire makes a faintly menacing request of a much smaller, infinitely more cowardly neighbour. It would be churlish, if not extremely dangerous, not to comply - particularly if all they want is a wizard, and they don't specify whether competence is an issue...

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Interesting Times Reviews


"This spinner of crazy science-fiction tales is a very sophisticated jester" The Times "Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy... Pratchett has a subject and a style that is very much his own" The Sunday Times "Imagine a collision between Jonathan Swift at his most scatalogically-minded and J.R.R Tolkein on speed... This total mess of - I suppose - a novel, is the joyous outcome" Daily Telegraph "Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre" Observer "Like Dickens, much of Pratchett's appeal lies in his humanism, both in a sentimental regard for his characters' good fortune, and in that his writing is generous-spirited and inclusive" Guardian

About Terry Pratchett


Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages. www.terrypratchett.co.uk.

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GOR001934609
Interesting Times: (Discworld Novel 17) by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett
Discworld Novels
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2005-10-01
432
0552153214
9780552153218
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