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Carpe Jugulum : (Discworld Novel 23)

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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
  • 269,916

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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

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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'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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