The Folklore of Discworld

The Folklore of Discworld

Legends, Myths and Customs From the Discworld With Helpful Hints From Planet Earth

Book - 2009
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"Most of us grow up having always known to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly some of these things are now beginning to be forgotten. Legends, myths, fairytales- our world is made up of the stories we told ourselves about where we came from and how we got there. It is the same on Discworld, except that beings which on Earth are creatures of the imagination - like vampires, trolls, witches and, possibly, gods - are real, alive and in some cases kicking on the Disc. In The Folklore of Discworld, Terry Pratchett teams up with leading British folklorist Jacqueline Simpson to take an irreverent yet illuminating look at the living myths and folklore that are reflected, celebrated and affectionately libelled in the uniquely imaginative universe of Discworld."
Publisher: London : Transworld Publishers, 2009, c2008
ISBN: 9780552154932
Branch Call Number: 823.914 Pratc 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 504 p. :,ill
Additional Contributors: Simpson, Jacqueline


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Jun 08, 2016

An interesting read for anyone who likes folklore and fairy tales - this book looks at various folklore and customs of the fictional DIscworld, and "shows the work" of the author, explaining which real-world myths and legends Terry Pratchett drew from. It's rather like one of those "making of" books for a movie that show how the costumes and special effects were created, but in this case for a literary work rather than a film.

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