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The Discworld is very much like our own – if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .

‘Look after the dead’, said the priests, ‘and the dead will look after you.’

Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when, like Teppic, you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country rather earlier than expected, and your treasury is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father.

He’d had the best education money could buy of course, but unfortunately the syllabus at the Assassin’s Guild in Ankh-Morpork did not cover running a kingdom and basic financial acumen…
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The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Pyramids is a standalone novel.

Winner of the prestigious British Fantasy Award when the book was first published in 1989.

© Terry Pratchett 1989 (P) Penguin Audio 2007

Critics Review

  • ‘Like Dickens, much of Pratchett’s appeal lies in his humanism, both in a sentimental regard for his characters’ good fortune, and in that his writing is generous-spirited and inclusive’

    Guardian
  • ‘As funny as Wodehouse and as witty as Waugh’

    Independent
  • ‘Imagine a collision between Jonathan Swift at his most scatologically-minded and J.R.R. Tolkien on speed’

    Daily Telegraph
  • ‘The best kind of parody – funny and smart and still a good story’

    Mail on Sunday

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