Equal Rites

Equal Rites

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The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not to say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check on the new-born baby's sex...This is a third hilarious adventure by the author of The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 108 x 176 x 22mm | 140g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0552131059
  • 9780552131056
  • 2,272

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The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not to say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check on the new-born baby's sex...show more

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"Another Discworld misadventure from the rompingly comic Mr Pratchett" The Times "If you are unfamiliar with Pratchett's unique blend of philosophical badinage, you are on the threshold of a mind-expanding opportunity" Financial Times "Persistently amusing, good-hearted and shrewd" The Sunday Times "Pratchett keeps getting better and better...It's hard to think of any humorist writing in Britain today who can match him" Time Outshow more

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.show more

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"Another Discworld misadventure from the rompingly comic Mr Pratchett " The Times 19870212show more