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Maurice, an amazing cat who has survived four years on the toughest streets in the whole of the Discworld, reckons that rats are dumb. Clever, OK, but dumb. Maurice, however, is smart. Smart enough to recognize that there's a new kind of rat around - rats who have been eating wizards' rubbish and can now talk. Smart enough to get a pretty amazing idea when he spots a stupid-looking kid playing the flute...
Now Maurice has his very own 'plague of rats' - and his own Pied Piper. And his money-bags are getting fuller and fuller. Until the group reach the farflung village of Bad Blintz...
Ethically challenging, beautifully orchestrated, philosophically opposed to the usual plot fixes of fantasy
Simply gripping story-telling
Powerful, passionate, mordantly funny and, at one point, unbearably sad
An astonishing novel...I marvelled at the ferociousness of the humour, and the willingness to go into dark places
Great yarn written in fairly simple text
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Sir Terry Pratchett’s favourite drink was a banana daiquiri, so to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Carpet People and Pratchett’s birthday on 28 April, we’re making a terrific banana milkshake to toast the occasions!
The late great Terry Pratchett left an extraordinary reading legacy behind. His legendary fantasy stories have been casting spells over young readers for years and years...