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The twentieth Discworld novel

Susan had never hung up a stocking . She'd never put a tooth under her pillow in the serious expectation that a dentally inclined fairy would turn up. It wasn't that her parents didn't believe in such things. They didn't need to believe in them. They know they existed. They just wished they didn't.

It’s the night before Hogswatch. And it’s too quiet.

Where is the big jolly fat man? There are those who believe and those who don't, but either way it’s not right to find Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say Ho Ho Ho. Superstition makes things work in Discworld, and undermining it can have Consequences, particularly on the last night of the year when the time is turning. Susan the gothic governess has got to sort everything out by morning, otherwise there won't be a morning. Ever again...

The 20th Discworld novel is a festive feast of darkness and Death (but with jolly robins and tinsel too). As they say: 'You'd better watch out...'

Reviews

'Has the energy of The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the inventiveness of Alice in Wonderland...It has also an intelligent wit and a truly original grim and comic grasp of the nature of things'

The Sunday Times

'Our best comic novelist'

New Scientist

I'm addicted to Terry Pratchett'

A.S. Byatt

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552167581

    August 1, 2013

    Corgi

    432 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    • The Nile
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    • Readings
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  • EBook

    9781407035055

    May 1, 2010

    Transworld Digital

    432 pages

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  • Audio CD

    9780552154291

    October 15, 2006

    Corgi Audio

    RRP $27.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Terry Pratchett

Good Omens
The Colour Of Magic
Father Christmas’s Fake Beard
The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner
The Long Cosmos
Seriously Funny
The Discworld Atlas
The Shepherd's Crown
The Shepherd's Crown
Shaking Hands With Death
The Long Utopia
Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook
A Slip of the Keyboard
Dragons at Crumbling Castle
The Abominable Snowman
The Long Mars
Dodger's Guide to London
Raising Steam
The Long War
The Science of Discworld IV
Discworld: The Ankh Morpork Map
The Compleat Ankh-Morpork
A Blink of the Screen
Dodger

Recommendations

Voyager
The Bear and The Nightingale
The Colour Of Magic
The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Night Circus
Minecraft: The Island
Good Omens
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
The Girl on the Train
Hollow City
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Golden House
Eragon
The Glittering Court
Ready Player One