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The Truth : (Discworld Novel 25)

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William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld's first newspaper. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist's life - people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in a different way and, worst of all, the man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped potatoes. William just wants to get at THE TRUTH. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it's only the third edition... The Truth is Terry Pratchett's 25th Discworld novel.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 124 x 144 x 24mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Audio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0552154253
  • 9780552154253
  • 311,898

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

Review quote

"'Pratchett has found his owm way of turning lead into gold, and by that I don't just mean that he's written 25 bestsellers in 17 years, but that every one he has written is a treasure'" * Guardian * "'Fluent, intricately plotted and sometimes very funny'" * Daily Telegraph * "'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 * "'Pratchett fans are in for a treat with his 25th Discworld novel'" * Daily Express * "'THE TRUTH is an unmitigated delight and very, very funny...The pace is compelling but he never lets his tale descend into simple farce'" * The Times *show more

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"'Pratchett fans are in for a treat with his 25th Discworld novel'"show more

Back cover copy

'Figuratively, a word is made up of individual letters but they have only a theoretical existence. The very concept of letters having their own physical existence is, philosophically, extremely worrying. Indeed, it would be like noses and fingers running around the world all by themselves.' The truth will out, or at least it's going to try to, any minute. New printing technology means that words just won't obediently stay nailed down like usual. They can now be taken apart and used to make other words. Which is downright dangerous. There's a very real threat of news getting out there. Of people finding out what's really going on. And the powers that be aren't happy - they want that to be far from the truth. If they are to call a halt to this madness of free speech, they may have to succumb to their despotic tendencies. But will they, in this brave new world, still be able to have the last word? 'Fluent, intricately plotted and very funny' Daily Telegraph 'If you are unfamiliar with Pratchett's unique blend of philosophical badinage, you are on the threshold of a mind-expanding opportunity' Financial Timesshow more

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