The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld

The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld

The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld

The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld


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For every Terry Pratchett fan, an absolute must-have book—favorite quotations from his beloved Discworld canon

Gleaned from more than two decades' worth of Discworld tales, here is an essential compendium of insightful musings, witty commentary, and sagacious observations by New York Times bestselling author Terry Pratchett, compiled by Pratchett expert Stephen Briggs.

• In the bathtub of history the truth is harder to hold than the soap, and much more difficult to find...

• All assassins had a full-length mirror in their rooms, because it would be a terrible insult to anyone to kill them when you were badly dressed.

Filled with wonderful bon mots, double entendres, not to mention breathtaking insights, The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld is a compendium of the wittiest, pithiest, and wisest quotations from Terry Pratchett’s madcap universe—a place that looks, sounds, and smells suspiciously like our own.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061370519
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/07/2008
Series: Discworld Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 220,164
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for “readers of all ages,” was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature,” Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.


Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1948

Place of Birth:

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England


Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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