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The Folklore of Discworld - Terry Pratchett, Jacqueline Simpson
The Folklore of Discworld
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Terry Pratchett joins up with a leading folklorist to reveal the legends, myths and customs of Discworld, together with helpful hints from Planet Earth.Most of us grew up having always known when to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a... show more
Terry Pratchett joins up with a leading folklorist to reveal the legends, myths and customs of Discworld, together with helpful hints from Planet Earth.Most of us grew up having always known when to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly some of these things are beginning to be forgotten. Legends, myths, and fairy tales: our world is made up of the stories we told ourselves about where we came from and how we got here. It is the same on Discworld, except that beings, which on Earth are creatures of the imagination — like vampires, trolls, witches and, possibly, gods — are real, alive and, in some cases kicking, on the Disc.In The Folklore of Discworld, Terry Pratchett teams up with leading British folklorist Jacqueline Simpson to take an irreverent yet illuminating look at the living myths and folklore that are reflected, celebrated and affectionately libelled in the uniquely imaginative universe of Discworld.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385611008 (0385611005)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 372
Edition language: English
Series: Discworld Companion Books
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sfgale
sfgale rated it
4.0 The Folklore of Discworld
A fun diversion. Terry Pratchett is always a good bet. This is a comparison of discworld and real-world folklore done in a tongue-in-cheek fashion. It's quite informative and contains relevant quotes from discworld books. If you're a fan and are looking for a gentle, humorous read to fill in-between...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
This is really a 3.5, but I'm rounding up. If you have read the Discworld novels and have a good working knowledge of folk and fairy tales much of this book isn't anything new. Undoubtably, you made the connections yourself. There are some interesting tidbits, like the ballad about the dragon who...
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