Carpe Jugulum

Carpe Jugulum : (Discworld Novel 23)

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In this and indeed other lives there are givers and takers. It's safe to say that vampires are very much in the latter camp - unapologetically so. Most of them have had plenty of practice - after all they've been undead for centuries. And they haven't got that old without being artful. The Magpyrs are a thoroughly modern, sophisticated vampire family. They're looking to enhance their social status by taking over a kingdom or two. Over the years they've even developed a taste for garlic and for holy icons. They're not going to take 'no' for an answer - particularly from witches or priests...show more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 30mm | 281.23g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552154202
  • 9780552154208
  • 118,962

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.show more

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" 'He will remain an enduring, endearing presence in comic literature' - Guardian 'Both his inventiveness and his moral shrewdness seem inexhaustible' - Daily Express"show more

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'The reward for toil had been more toil. If you dug the best ditches they gave you a bigger shovel.' In this and indeed other lives there are givers and takers. It's safe to say that vampires are very much in the latter camp - unapologetically so. Most of them have had plenty of practice - after all they've been undead for centuries. And they haven't got that old without being artful. The Magpyrs are a thoroughly modern, sophisticated vampire family. They're looking to enhance their social status by taking over a kingdom or two. Over the years they've even developed a taste for garlic and for holy icons. They're not going to take 'no' for an answer - particularly from witches or priests... 'Both his inventiveness and his moral shrewdness seem inexhaustible' Daily Express 'He will remain an enduring, endearing presence in comic literature' Guardianshow more

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"Both his inventiveness and his moral shrewdness seem inexhaustible"show more

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