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Guards! Guards!

Guards! Guards!

Pratchett, Terry, 1948-

A night-time prowler is turning the inhabitants of Ankh-Morpork, the greatest city in Discworld, into something resembling charcoal biscuits. Captain Vimes of the City Watch is given the task of tracking down the culprit, a seventy-foot dragon

Paperback, Book. English. Fantasy fiction. Humorous stories.
Published London: Corgi, 1992
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Statement of responsibility: Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0552134627, 9780552134620
Note: Originally published: London: Gollancz, 1989.
Physical Description: 411 p. ; 18 cm.
Series: A Discworld novel
Subject: Discworld (Imaginary place) Fiction.

Author note

Terry Pratchettwas the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which,The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.


"'This is one of Pratchett's best books. Hilarious and highly recommended'"
The Times||"

'Pratchett is at the peak of his powers; it's hard to think of any humorist writing in Britain today who can match him...A masterful ear for dialogue, a keen eye for the ridiculous and a real feel for language'

Time Out||"'The best humorous English author since P.G. Wodehouse'"
Sunday Telegraph

Back cover copy

This is where the dragons went. They lie...not dead, not asleep, but...dormant. And although the space they occupy isn't like normal space, nevertheless they are packed in tightly. They could put you in mind of a can of sardines, if you thought sardines were huge and scaly. And presumably, somewhere, there's a key...

Guards! Guards! is the eighth Discworld novel - and after this, dragons will never be the same again!