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The Illustrated Guards! Guards!

Terry Pratchett

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Fantasy

The terrific first novel in The City Watch Discworld sequence -- soon to be a BBC television show -- now illustrated by Paul Kidby! With ten full-colour illustrations and more pencil drawings inside, this is the ultimate edition of a much-loved Pratchett classic.

'A sequence of unalloyed delight' The Guardian

This is where the dragons went. They lie . . . not dead, not asleep, but . . . dormant.

And although the space they occupy isn't like normal space, nevertheless they are packed in tightly. They could put you in mind of a can of sardines, if you thought sardines were huge and scaly. And presumably, somewhere, there's a key to let them out.

Captain Sam Vimes of the Night Watch is going to have a doozy of a night when they are.

This edition features ten glorious full-colour illustrations and further pencil drawings by Terry Pratchett's artist of choice, Paul Kidby.

'One of Pratchett's best books. Hilarious and highly recommended' The Times

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Praise for The Illustrated Guards! Guards!

  • This is one of Pratchett's best books. Hilarious and highly recommended - The Times

  • A sequence of unalloyed delight - Guardian

  • He is screamingly funny. He is wise. He has style - Daily Telegraph

  • [Pratchett's] spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction - Mail on Sunday

  • Pratchett has a subject and a style that is very much his own - Sunday Times

  • To say that Terry Pratchett is popular is a bit like saying the Arctic Circle is a bit nippy - Sunday Express

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Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett lives in Wiltshire. He won the Carnegie Award for the Discworld novel Maurice and His Amazing Educated Rodents. He was made an OBE in 1998.

Paul Kidby is Pratchett's Discworld artist of choice. He has provided the jacket illustrations for many Discworld projects and has contributed to a number of Calendars. As well as THE LAST HERO, he has illustrated all the Diaries, The Pratchett Portfolio and The Art of Discworld. He lives in Hampshire.

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