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The first Discworld novel, revamped for a new generation of readers...

Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the Discworld. Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant idiot.

Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. It plays by different rules. Certainly it refuses to succumb to the quaint notion that universes are ruled by pure logic and the harmony of numbers.

But just because the Disc is different doesn’t mean that some things don’t stay the same. Its very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the arrival of the first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. But if the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries and, well, Death is a spectacularly inept wizard, a little logic might turn out to be a very good idea...

The Colour of Magic is the first novel in Terry Pratchett’s acclaimed Discworld series, of which some 20 million copies have been sold. This special hardcover edition is reissued to commemorate the twenty-first anniversary of its first publication by Colin Smythe Limited in 1983. Since then the Discworld has spawned a further thirty-one titles and become one of the most popular and celebrated sequences in English literature.

Reviews

One of the best and funniest English authors alive

Independent

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

He would be amusing in any form and his spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction.

Mail on Sunday

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552166591

    September 18, 2012

    Corgi

    288 pages

    RRP $25.00

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  • Paperback

    9780552152921

    June 1, 2005

    Corgi

    288 pages

    RRP $25.00

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  • EBook

    9781407034379

    May 1, 2010

    Transworld Digital

    288 pages

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  • Audio CD

    9780552152228

    November 1, 2004

    Corgi Audio

    RRP $39.99

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