The Fifth Elephant
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The Fifth Elephant : (Discworld Novel 24)

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They say that diplomacy is a gentle art. 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. A few days ago Sam Vimes was a copper - an important copper, true - chief of police - but still, at his core, a policeman. But today he is an ambassador - to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Today, Sam Vimes is also a man on the run. He has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya (don't ask). It's snowing. It's freezing. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization there's going to be a terrible war. There are monsters on his trail. They're bright. They're fast. They're werewolves - and they're catching up.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 32mm | 339.99g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552167622
  • 9780552167628
  • 104,564

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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

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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"Precisely balanced . . . excellent set pieces . . . a cracking comic thriller."show more

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