Author(s): Terry Pratchett
One part diary, one part guide to the arcane practices of the funniest creation in modern fantasy, 100% Discworld goodness. With their trademark mix of cultural ephemera, background detail and hilarious one-liners, the Discworld diaries are back. And what better way to start than with the unsung heroes of the Discworld? Without these stoic, selfless heroes, the movers and shakers of the Discworld would not move and shake nearly as much. While the Great and Good of Ankh-Morpork take the headlines, these quietly competent minions toil away in the background doing all of the actual work. They all hail from the same clan, which originates in the farflung region of Uberwald, and no self-respecting mad scientist would be seen dead (or, for that matter, undead) with them. They are, of course, the Igors, and we're confident this behind-the-scenes look at their day-to-day life will have you in ...ahem ...stitches.
The Discworld Diaries make a triumphant return to help all loyal fans of Sir Terry Pratchett keep their lives in order.
Sir Terry Pratchett is a publishing phenomenon. Among his many prizes and citations are the WORLD FANTASY LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, the CARNEGIE MEDAL, the BSFA AWARD, eight honorary doctorates and, of course, a knighthood. He is the author of 50 bestselling books but is best known for the globally renowned Discworld series. The first Discworld novel, THE COLOUR OF MAGIC, was published in 1983, and the series is still going strong almost three decades later. Four Discworld novels - HOGFATHER, GOING POSTAL, THE COLOUR OF MAGIC and THE LIGHT FANTASTIC - have been adapted for television, with more to follow. His books have sold more than 75 million copies worldwide, and been translated into 37 languages. Terry Pratchett lives near Salisbury in Wiltshire. The Discworld Emporium has been the official purveyor of merchandise and finery from Terry Pratchett's Discworld since 1991. Its shop in Somerset opened its doors in 2001 and has since become a must-visit for Discworld fans from all over the world. It is a place where Discworld becomes real, so real that in 2002 the Emporium's hometown of Wincanton was officially twinned with Ankh-Morpork in the first ceremony of its kind, while a new housing estate boasts Discworld street names, including Treacle Mine Road and Peach Pie Street. You will also find an official branch of the Ankh-Morpork Post Office, and the world's only Ankh-Morpork Consulate.