The Folklore of Discworld

The Folklore of Discworld

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By (author) Terry Pratchett, By (author) Jacqueline Simpson

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  • Publisher: DOUBLEDAY
  • Format: Hardback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 241mm x 37mm | 670g
  • Publication date: 11 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0385611005
  • ISBN 13: 9780385611008
  • Illustrations note: b&w by Paul Kidby
  • Sales rank: 232,264

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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 that 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 give 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.

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Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the bestselling Discworld series, the latest of which is Making Money. He was appointed OBE in 1998. Dr Jacqueline Simpson is a long-standing member and office-holder on the Committee of the Folklore Society. Her publications include British Dragons, Folklore of Sussex, Scandinavian Folktales, and (with Jennifer Westwood) The Lore of the Land: A Guide to England's Legends.