Publication Date: 13/02/2014 ISBN: 9780552167673 Category:

Monstrous Regiment

Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 13/02/2014 ISBN: 9780552167673 Category:
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‘You ride along on his tide of outlandish invention, realising that you are in the presence of a true original’ The Times

The 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 . . .

‘Trousers. That’s the secret…Put on trousers and the world changes. We walk different. We act different. I see these girls and I think: idiots! Get yourself some trousers!’

Women belong in the kitchen – everyone knows that. Not in jobs, pubs or indeed trousers, and certainly not on the front line.

Nonetheless, Polly Perks has to become a boy in a hurry if she wants to find her missing brother in the army. Cutting off her hair and wearing the trousers is easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape takes more time.

There’s a war on. There’s always a war on, and Polly and her fellow raw recruits are suddenly in the thick of it.

All they have on their side is the most artful sergeant in the army and a vampire with a lust for coffee.

It’s time to make a stand.
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The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Monstrous Regiment is a standalone novel.

Publisher Review

Like Jonathan Swift, Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own, and like Swift he is a satirist of enormous talent ... incredibly funny ... compulsively readable * The Times * 'Not since Evelyn Waugh's novel Officers and Gentlemen has conflict faced such thoroughly cutting questioning...A great piece of writing, akin to Jonathan Swift' * Daily Express *

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