Lots of great stuff here for the devoted pTerry Fan.
Mr Swimble and his bad day and the mysterious vacuum cleaner is the title story, and it is funny, phantasmagorical and lighthearted. We also have a great little pirate tale,
Fourteen funny (and not so funny) gems from the talented pen of Sir Terry Pratchett.
If you loved Dragons at Crumbling Castle, the stories from Terry's early days at the Bucks Free Press, you'll love this. Some are a little dated of course. In a supposedly "modern' story many of today's everyday conveniences are no where to be seen... which might be a Good Thing....
Aimed mostly at the younger audience, full of whimsy and sillyness. Sometimes with a point.
Illustrated throughout by the fabulous Mark Beech, the illustrations work very well with this collection. There's also a bit of silliness with the
typeface at times.
Several are set in the Wild Welsh town of Llandanffwnfafegettupagogo (and yes, i had to cut and paste that one, and i am still not sure I got it right!).
"Rincemangle, The Gnome of Even Moor" later became Truckers, and there are other hints of pTerry's mad genius to come sprinkled throughout.
- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: DOUBLEDAY CHILD UK; Deluxe Hardback Collector's Edition edition (15 September 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 085753484X
- ISBN-13: 978-0857534842
- Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 3.9 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 558 g
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