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Monstrous Regiment
(Discworld Novel 31)
by Terry Pratchett

RRP €11.35

Monstrous Regiment
(Discworld Novel 31)
by Author Name Terry Pratchett

Book details for title
List Price:11.35
Format: Paperback, 198 x 127 x 30mm, 480pp
Publication date: 13 Feb 2014
Publisher: Corgi Books
ISBN-13: 9780552167673

Description

'Trousers. That's the secret...Put on trousers and the world changes. We walk different. We act different. I see these girls and I think: idiots! Get yourself some trousers!' Women belong in the kitchen - everyone knows that. Not in jobs, pubs or indeed trousers, and certainly not on the front line. Polly Perks has to become a boy in a hurry if she wants to find her brother in the army. Cutting off her hair and wearing the trousers is easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape takes more time. And there's a war on. There's always a war on. Polly and her fellow raw recruits are suddenly in the thick of it. All they have on their side is the most artful sergeant in the army and a vampire with a lust for coffee. Well ...they have the Secret. And it's time to make a stand.

Reviews

"'Not since Evelyn Waugh's novel Officers and Gentlemen has conflict faced such thoroughly cutting questioning...A great piece of writing, akin to Jonathan Swift'" Daily Express "Like Jonathan Swift, Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own, and like Swift he is a satirist of enormous talent ... incredibly funny ... compulsively readable" The Times