Unseen Academicals: A Novel of Discworld

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Fiction - 528 pages
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Discworld lives on in Unseen Academicals, the latest novel from Terry Pratchett. Delivering the trademark insight and humor readers the world over have come to expect from “the purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse” (Washington Post Book World), Unseen Academicals focuses on the wizards at Ankh-Morpork’s Unseen University, who are reknowned for many things—sagacity, magic, and their love of teatime—as they attempt to conquer athletics.

 

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User Review  - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing

Entertaining and comprehensively covers every football cliché you can think of. Particularly liked the answer to the question 'Who ate all the pies?'. Read full review

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User Review  - Mrs_McGreevy - LibraryThing

Pratchett turns his satirical eye on sports, managing to make pithy comments on the wisdom and folly of crowds, the beauty of standing up for yourself, politics, love, fashion, and not letting anyone else define who you are and what you can do. Read full review

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Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.

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