The Fifth Elephant

The Fifth Elephant : (Discworld Novel 24)

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They say that diplomacy is a gentle art. That its finest practitioners are subtle, sophisticated individuals for whom nuance and subtext are meat and drink. And that mastering it is a lifetime's work. But you do need a certain inclination in that direction. It's not something you can just pick up on the job. Which is a shame if you find yourself dropped unaccountably into a position of some significant diplomatic responsibility. If you don't really do diplomacy or haven't been to school with the right foreign bigwigs or aren't even sure whether a nod is as good as a wink to anyone, sighted or otherwise, then things are likely to go wrong. It's just a question of how badly...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 34mm | 322.05g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552154229
  • 9780552154222
  • 121,778

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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" 'Precisely balanced...excellent set pieces...a cracking comic thriller' - The Times. 'He would be amusing in any form and his spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction' - Mail on Sunday"show more

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