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Pratchett, Terry. CARPE JUGULUM - Headline 1998

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Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett. 1998 - Headline. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett, published in 1998 by Headline.

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Title Carpe Jugulum
Author Terry Pratchett
Publisher Headline
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 1998
ISBN 0385409923
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 285
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.59

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by no mention of later editions on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99. It has minor wear to the upper edge.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.


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Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett sold his first short story, The  Hades Business, at the tender age of 13 and bought a typewriter with the  proceeds. His first novel, The Carpet People, was published when he was 23 and he continued to write in his spare time while working on local  newspapers.

Oddly in his thirties he left journalism, and spent the next  eight years as a press officer for the Central Electricity Generating  Board. And then in 1983 The Colour of Magic, the first Discworld novel,  was published and the rest is - as they say - history.

In 1987 Terry realised that writing was his future and he gave up his job. These days, he lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says  he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he is trying  to lead three already'. He is passionate about orang-utans but doesn't give a monkey's about anything else.

As well as being awarded an OBE in 1998 and an honorary Doctorate of Literature from Warwick University in 1999, he is one of the most popular authors writing today. He has sold more than 45 million books and his  work has been translated into 27 languages.



Synopsis of this title

Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest.

He thought he'd come to the mountain kingdom of Lancre for a simple little religious ceremony. Now he's caught up in a war between vampires and witches, and he's not sure there is a right side.

There's the witches - young Agnes who is really in two minds about everything, Magrat, who is trying to combine witchcraft and nappies, Nanny Ogg who is far too knowing .. and Granny Weatherwax, who is big trouble.

And the vampires are intelligent - not easily got rid of with a garlic enema or going to the window, grasping the curtains and saying 'I don't know about you, but isn't it a bit stuffy in here?' They've got style and fancy waistcoats. They're out of the casket and want a bite of the future.

Mightily Oats knows he has a prayer, but he wishes he had an axe.

Reviews of this title

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Mail on Sunday - 'A brilliant story-teller with a sense of humour... whose infectious fun completely engulfs you..'

Elizabeth Peters - 'If I were making my list of Best Books of the Twentieth Century, Terry Pratchett's would be most of them.'

Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine - "Consistently, inventively mad..wild and wonderful!"

Mail on Sunday (London) - 'A brilliant story-teller with a sense of humour.. whose infectious fun completely engulfs you.. The Dickens of the twentieth century.'


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