The Folklore of Discworld : Legends, Myths, and Customs from the Discworld with Helpful Hints from Planet Earth

The Folklore of Discworld : Legends, Myths, and Customs from the Discworld with Helpful Hints from Planet Earth

Book Title: The Folklore of Discworld : Legends, Myths, and Customs from the Discworld with Helpful Hints from Planet Earth

Author: Terry Pratchett

Format: Paperback | 518 pages

Publication Date: 25 Mar 2014

ISBN-13: 9780804169035

OFFERING INSIGHTS INTO ALL 40 DISCWORLD NOVELS
Find out
- Why cheeses roll down hills
- The hazards of treacle mining
- What's so uncanny about the humble hare
-The origins of orcs (which are not the same as goblins!)
- Why witches come in threes

Legends, myths, fairytales, superstitions. Our world is full of the stories we have told ourselves about where we came from and how we got there. It is the same on Discworld, except that beings such as vampires, trolls, golems, witches and, possibly, gods, which on Earth are creatures of the imagination, are real, alive, and in some cases kicking on the Disc. The Folklore of Discworld, coauthored by Terry Pratchett and leading British folklorist Jacqueline Simpson, is an invaluable reference for longtime Discworld fans and newcomers alike. An irreverent yet illuminating look at the living myths and folklore that are reflected, celebrated, and affectionately libeled in the uniquely imaginative universe of Discworld.