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Unseen Academicals (Discworld Novel 37)

Written by Terry Pratchett

Part of the Discworld Novels Series

Unseen Academicals (Discworld Novel 37) Synopsis

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork. And now the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else. The prospect of the Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman, who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr Nutt (and no one knows anything much about Mr Nutt, not even Mr Nutt, which worries him, too). As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and changed for ever. Because the thing about football - the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football. Here we go! Here we go! Here we go!

Unseen Academicals (Discworld Novel 37) Press Reviews

Behind the fantasy Terry Pratchett looks at very real contemporary issues and scores many goals. This isn't just football, it's Discworld football. Or, to borrow another phrase, it's about life, the Universe, and everything. * The Times * Satirical, historical, fantastical and irresistible. * Daily Mail * The subject matter is football, with a dash of Romeo and Juliet ...exactly what's needed to cheer us all up in the autumnal gloom. Terry has none of his ability to raise a laugh. * Daily Express * The secret of Terry Pratchett's comic fantasy isn't so much the wackiness of the fantasy as the reliability of the comedy...with sales now topping 60m, Discworld is still going strong...with undimmed, triumphant exuberance. -- Harry Ritchie * Guardian * This is the 37th in a body of work so vast that it has spawned its own concordance, yet the quality remains as high as ever and the laughs as plentiful...Like all the Discworld novels, Unseen Academicals rewards a second reading. As ever it is peppered with allusions, from Keats to the Lewinsky affair, but, like Wodehouse, Pratchett wears his learning lightly and the pleasure of rereading is in teasing them out. -- Peter Inham * The Telegraph *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552153379
Publication date: 10th June 2010
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 544 pages

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.

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