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Equal Rites : Discworld: The Witches Collection

Author: Pratchett, Terry

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Published on 3 April 2014 by Orion Publishing Co (Gollancz) in the United Kingdom as part of 'the Discworld' series.

Hardback | 256 pages
136 x 199 x 24 | 316g

A laugh-out-loud, perceptive and thought-provoking fantasy romp dismantling the ridiculousness of gender inequality'Granny Weatherwax is one of my favourite characters of Pratchett's' Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind'Persistently amusing, good-hearted and shrewd' Sunday TimesIt is known as the Discworld. It is a flat planet, supported on the backs of four elephants, who in turn stand on the back of the great turtle A'Tuin as it swims majestically through space. And it is quite possibly the funniest place in all of creation.

The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not to say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check on the new-born baby's sex...

Terry Pratchett turns his acute satirical eye on sexual equality and chauvinism in his hilarious third Discworld novel.

Readers love Equal Rites:'If you enjoy British humour, witty prose, and irreverent fantasy, then you'll enjoy this book. It's original, fun, and entertaining' Goodreads reviewer,

'This was just so incredibly funny, brilliantly written and truly a joy to read . . . just a laugh from start to finish, as well as being a great story' Goodreads reviewer,

'This book is vintage Discworld and these two, along with others, appear again and again later in the series . . . Pratchett's humour is here in full force along with his wonderful descriptions and clever stories' Goodreads reviewer,

'This is a very fun approach to standard fantasy creatures such as witches and wizards . . . The writing style has a touch of humour to it and flows very easily. You pick up the book and never want to put it down' Goodreads reviewer,

'Equal Rights was magical, at times funny, contained some philosophical quotes and a light read' Goodreads reviewer,

'Granny was such an awesome character, she totally stole the show. Actually, it's a tie between Granny and the magical staff, I know it's just a stick but it's a very expressive stick!' Goodreads reviewer,

Equal Rites : Discworld: The Witches Collection

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