Carpe Jugulum
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Carpe Jugulum

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Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be priest. He thought he'd come to the mountain kingdom of Lancre for a simple little religious ceremony. Now, he's caught up in a war between vampires and witches, and he's not sure there is a right side. There's the witches - young Agnes who is really in two minds about everything, Magrat, who is trying to combine witchcraft and nappies, Nanny Ogg who is far too knowing...and Granny Weatherwax, who is big trouble. And the vampires are intelligent - not easily got rid of with a garlic enema or going to the window, grasping the curtains and saying 'I don't know about you, but isn't it a bit stuffy in here?' They've got style and fancy waistcoats. They're out of the casket and want a bite of the future. Mightily Oats knows he has a prayer, but he wishes he had an axe.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 124 x 144 x 22mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Audio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0552154210
  • 9780552154215
  • 243,213

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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 Expressshow more

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing today. He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already'. He was appointed OBE in 1998. He is the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad, is scheduled to be adapted into a spectacular animated movie. His first Discworld novel for children, THE AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS, was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.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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40,383 ratings
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4 40% (16,120)
3 20% (8,047)
2 2% (1,003)
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