Nation

Nation

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On the day the world ends . . .

. . . Mau is on his way home from the Boys' Island. Soon he will be a man. And then the wave comes - a huge wave, dragging black night behind it and bringing a schooner which sails over and through the island rainforest. The village has gone. The Nation as it was has gone. Now there's just Mau, who wears barely anything, a trouserman girl who wears far too much, and an awful lot of big misunderstandings . . .

Wise, witty and filled with Terry Pratchett's inimitable comic satire, this is a terrific adventure that - quite literally - turns the world upside down.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 298g
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 055255779X
  • 9780552557795
  • 28,265

Review Text

An ebullient and entertaining novel of ideas
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An ebullient and entertaining novel of ideas * Guardian * Terry Pratchett is an indisputable one-off . . . Nothing he writes is ever predictable - except that it will always be gloriously readable -- Nicholas Tucker * Independent * Pratchett's immensely entertaining new young adult novel, manages to be both thought-provoking and sweet. . . . At times Nation reads like Philip Pullman but with less anger and more jokes, and a bit more ambiguity. . . . It's a wonderful story, by turns harrowing and triumphant -- James Hynes * The New York Times * Nation has profound, subtle and original things to say about the interplay between tradition and knowledge, faith and questioning. . . . It's funny, exciting, lighthearted and, like all the best comedy, very serious -- Frank Cottrell Boyce * Guardian * Thought-provoking as well as fun, this is Pratchett at his most philosophical, with characters and situations sprung from ideas and games with language. And it celebrates the joy of the moment -- Nicolette Jones * The Times *
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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.
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Rating details

32,186 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 39% (12,554)
4 37% (11,805)
3 19% (6,027)
2 4% (1,402)
1 1% (398)
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