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Description - Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett

'I could tell which of my fellow tube passengers had downloaded it to their e-readers by the bouts of spontaneous laughter' Ben Aaronovitch, GuardianThe Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .Change is in the air for Moist von Lipwig, swindler, con-man, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office. A steaming, clanging new invention - a steam locomotive named Iron Girder, to be precise - is drawing astonished crowds. Suddenly it's a matter of national importance that the trains run on time. Moist does not enjoy hard work. His input at the bank and post office consists mainly of words, which are not that heavy. Or greasy. And it certainly doesn't involve rickety bridges, runaway cheeses or a fat controller with knuckledusters.What Moist does enjoy is being alive, which may not be a perk of running the new railway. Because, of course, some people have OBJECTIONS, and they'll go to extremes to stop locomotion in its tracks.____________________The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Raising Steam is the third and final book in the Moist von Lipwig series.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552170468
ISBN-10: 0552170461
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 127mm x 30mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - 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. His fortieth Discworld novel, Raising Steam, was published in 2013. His books 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. www.terrypratchett.co.uk terryandrob

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