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Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook by Terry Pratchett
  

Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook

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A Discworld spin-off title. Where’s My Cow? was mentioned in the Discworld novel Thud and later appeared on the shelves as a charming illustrated book. This is another such offering. In the Discworld novel Raising Steam the sensible widow, Mrs Bradshaw, is commissioned to write a guide to the newly-invented railway. So, this is it, a tongue-in-cheek look at Victorian rail travel through Disc-tinted spectacles. It is sweet and amusing, full of odd notices, adverts, maps and some lovely illustrations. Excellent for all Pratchett fans.

If you like Terry Pratchett you might also like to read books by Douglas Adams, Tom Holt and Jasper Fforde.

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Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook by Terry Pratchett

Authorised by Mr Lipwig of the Ankh-Morpork and Sto Plains Hygienic Railway himself, Mrs Georgina Bradshaw's invaluable guide to the destinations and diversions of the railway deserves a place in the luggage of any traveller, or indeed armchair traveller, upon the Disc. From the twine walk of Great Slack to the souks of Zemphis: edifying sights along the route; Ticketing, nostrums and transporting your swamp dragon: essential hints on the practicalities of travel; Elegant resorts and quaint inns: respectable and sanitary lodgings for all species and heights; and From worm-herding to Fustic Cake: diverting trivia on the crafts, foods and brassica traditions of the many industrious people for whom the railway is now a vital link to the Century of the Anchovy. Fully illustrated and replete with useful titbits, Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook offers a view of the Sto Plains like no other.

About the Author

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015) was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. He had his first story published when he was just thirteen, and after leaving school at seventeen to become a journalist he continued writing, publishing his first novel, The Carpet People, in 1971 and going on to produce the phenomenally successful Discworld and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad. His first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.

Terry Pratchett as well as numerous other books, winning many awards and becoming the UK’s bestselling author. He was appointed OBE in 1998.

He died in March 2015 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. You can find out more about his life and work at www.terrypratchettbooks.com

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Publication date

9th October 2014

Author

Terry Pratchett

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Publisher

Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
144 pages

Categories

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ISBN

9780857522436

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