The Carpet People

The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry mouls - and of two Munrung brothers, who set out on an amazing adventure.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407042701

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet . . . That's the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples and there's a new story in the making. The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry mouls - and of two Munrung brothers, who set out on an amazing adventure. It's a story that will come to a terrible end - if someone doesn't do something about it. If everyone doesn't do something about it . . . Co-written by Terry Pratchett, aged seventeen, and master storyteller, Terry Pratchett, aged forty-three.

The Magic of Terry Pratchett

The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the result of painstaking archival research alongside interviews with friends and contemporaries who knew the real man under the famous black hat, helping to piece together the full story of one of British ...

Author: Marc Burrows

Publisher: White Owl

ISBN: 9781526765536

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written. Sir Terry was Britain’s best-selling living author*, and before his death in 2015 had sold more than 85 million copies of his books worldwide. Best known for the Discworld series, his work has been translated into 37 languages, and performed as plays on every continent in the world, including Antarctica. Journalist, comedian and Pratchett fan Marc Burrows delves into the back story of one of UK’s most enduring and beloved authors, from his childhood in the Chiltern Hills, to his time as a journalist, and the journey that would take him – via more than sixty best-selling books – to an OBE, a knighthood and national treasure status. The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the result of painstaking archival research alongside interviews with friends and contemporaries who knew the real man under the famous black hat, helping to piece together the full story of one of British literature’s most remarkable and beloved figures for the very first time. * Now disqualified on both counts.

Once More with Footnotes

A collection of Terry Pratchett's short works, fiction and non-fiction, with annotations by Pratchett and by the editors.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: N E S F A Press

ISBN: 1886778574

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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A collection of Terry Pratchett's short works, fiction and non-fiction, with annotations by Pratchett and by the editors.

Dragons at Crumbling Castle

Including more than one hundred black-and-white illustrations, the lavishly designed book celebrates Pratchett s inimitable wordplay and irreverent approach to the conventions of storytelling.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544466593

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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An illustrated collection of 14 short stories—featuring "dragons and wizards, councilors and mayors, an adventurous tortoise and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats and a few magic spells"— was written when the author was a teenaged newspaper reporter. 50,000 first printing.

Raising Steam

Itâe(tm)s all change for Moist von Lipwig, swindler, conman, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780857522276

Category: Discworld (Imaginary place)

Page: 374

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Itâe(tm)s all change for Moist von Lipwig, swindler, conman, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office. A steaming, clanging new invention, driven by Dick Simnel, the man with tâe(tm)flat cap and tâe(tm)sliding rule, is drawing astonished crowds - including a few particularly keen young men armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear âe" and suddenly itâe(tm)s a matter of national importance that the trains run on time. Moist does not enjoy hard work. His . . .vital input at the bank and post office consists mainly of words, which are not that heavy. Or greasy. And it certainly doesnâe(tm)t involve rickety bridges, runaway cheeses or a fat controller with knuckledusters. What he does enjoy is being alive, which may not be a perk of running the new railway. Because, of course, some people have OBJECTIONS, and theyâe(tm)ll go to extremes to stop locomotion in its tracks.

The Carpet Makers

“That must be a heck of a lot of carpets, added all together. A whole world with an
estimated population...” “The quantities are phenomenal,” the man completed her
thought. “Save yourself the trouble; it gets better. The people on G101/2 ...

Author: Andreas Eschbach

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466850224

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Since the time of pre-history, carpetmakers tie intricate knots to form carpets for the court of the Emperor. These carpets are made from the hairs of wives and daughters; they are so detailed and fragile that each carpetmaker finishes only one single carpet in his entire lifetime. This art descends from father to son, since the beginning of time itself. But one day the empire of the God Emperor vanishes, and strangers begin to arrive from the stars to follow the trace of the hair carpets. What these strangers discover is beyond all belief, more than anything they could have ever imagined... Brought to the attention of Tor Books by Orson Scott Card, this edition of The Carpet Makers contains a special introduction by Orson Scott Card. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Phoenix and the Carpet

people were buying things they couldn't possibly want, and it all seemed very
stupid. And Mrs Biddle had bought the wishing carpet for ten shillings. And the
whole of life was sad and grey and dusty, and smelt of slight gas escapes, and
hot ...

Author: Эдит Несбит

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785041239008

Category: Fiction

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Swansong Ennui Bananas Where the Carpet Ends Storycuts

Miss Agnew, compelled by the vicissitudes of life to book a cabin on this voyage
to nowhere, was one of the off-season tenants who occupied a room at a reduced
rate at the top of the hotel, where the carpet had ended. These people of ...

Author: Shena Mackay

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448128174

Category: Fiction

Page: 25

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In 'Swansong', Louisa has returned to her home town to attend the funeral of a friend, but she is distracted by memories of a man she once knew and the sheer number of swans in the town's charity shops. 'Ennui' tells the possible story of an artistic couple from the early 20th century. In 'Bananas', a timid grandmother finds herself increasingly embarrassed by the attentions of the exuberant local foreign shopkeeper whom she has secretly christened 'Bananas'. In 'Where the Carpet Ends', Miss Agnew lives in the rafters of an Eastbourne hotel, amongst eccentric characters drawn together in their 'reduced circumstances'. Stifled by her stale and impoverished surroundings, she dreams of change. Part of the Storycuts series, these four stories were previously published in the collection The Atmospheric Railway.

What Lives Under the Carpet

So far , they have killed almost fifteen hundred people . What makes them
extradangerous is that they often nest near people — in walls , sheds , and even
unused basements . Watch out ! There are killers on the loose ! Multilegged
Monster !

Author: John Woodward

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 0836878620

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Introduces the small animals and pests that often live inside houses, including fleas, centipedes, cockroaches, and mites.

The Carpet Boy s Gift

Yearning for freedom and schooling for himself and the other children who toil in a carpet factory in Pakistan to repay loans from the factory owner to their parents, Nadeem is inspired by a former carpet boy named Iqbal Masih to lead the ...

Author: Pegi Deitz Shea

Publisher: Tilbury House Pub

ISBN: 0884482499

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 38

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Yearning for freedom and schooling for himself and the other children who toil in a carpet factory in Pakistan to repay loans from the factory owner to their parents, Nadeem is inspired by a former carpet boy named Iqbal Masih to lead the way.

The Pattern in the Carpet

In The Pattern in the Carpet the award-winning and beloved writer Margaret Drabble explores her own family story alongside the history of her favourite childhood pastime – the jigsaw.

Author: Margaret Drabble

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781786899729

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In The Pattern in the Carpet the award-winning and beloved writer Margaret Drabble explores her own family story alongside the history of her favourite childhood pastime – the jigsaw. The result is an original and moving personal history about remembrance, growing older, the importance of play and the ways in which we make sense of our past by ornamenting our present.

The Carpet Weaver

But destiny seems to have different plans in store for him. Intimate and powerful, The Carpet Weaver is a sweeping tale of a young gay man's struggle to come of age and find love in the face of brutal persecution.

Author: Nemat Sadat

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9789353055639

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Afghanistan, 1977. Kanishka Nurzada, the son of a leading carpet seller, falls in love with his friend Maihan, with whom he shares his first kiss at the age of sixteen. Their romance must be kept secret in a nation where the death penalty is meted out to those deemed to be kuni, a derogatory term for gay men. And when war comes to Afghanistan, it brings even greater challenges-and danger-for the two lovers. From the cultural melting pot of Kabul to the horrors of an internment camp in Pakistan, Kanishka's arduous journey finally takes him to the USA in the desperate search for a place to call home-and the fervent hope of reuniting with his beloved Maihan. But destiny seems to have different plans in store for him. Intimate and powerful, The Carpet Weaver is a sweeping tale of a young gay man's struggle to come of age and find love in the face of brutal persecution.

Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction

The 'children's' books Apart from The Carpet People, Pratchett has (thus far)
published six books marketed for children. The Bromeliad, consisting of Truckers
(1989), Diggers (1990) and Wings (1990), and the three Johnny Maxwell books,
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Author: Peter Hunt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826477606

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Edited by Morag Styles and written by an international team of acknowledged experts, this series provides jargon-free, critical discussion and a comprehensive guide to literary and popular texts for children. Each book introduces the reader to a major genre of children's literature, covering the key authors, major works and contexts in which those texts are published, read and studied. This book provides an illuminating guide to literature that creates alternative worlds for young readers. Focusing on the work of Ursula Le Guin, Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman, the book considers both the genre of ?alternative worlds? and the distinctiveness of these authors? texts, including Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass.

A Blink of the Screen

With an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409043997

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world’s best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett’s long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press,; to the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series. Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas,all of it shot through with his inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure.

The First Discworld Novels

The light fantastic : Rincewind, a cowardly wizard, is the only one who can save Discworld as it falls slowly towards a red star.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Collins Press

ISBN: 0861404211

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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This is how the Discworld began. Here is the sapient pearwood Luggage, a mobile trunk which launders any clothes put in it and incidentally homicidally defends its owner. Here is Twoflower, an innocent tourist in a world of nightmares and fairy tales

The Carpet Mind

Many people, including myself, can still remember to this day what exactly we
were doing when the news of September 11, 2001 broke. A testament to this is
the yearly commemoration of this tragic event by a popular phone-in radio show
in ...

Author: Anthony Penderis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491884546

Category: Psychology

Page: 80

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In The Carpet Mind, Anthony Penderis ventures where explorers of the mind have never been before. This book describes – for the first time ever – laws that control our thinking. The author reasons that similar to the Laws of Nature, which explain all natural phenomena, there must be principles, which guide our thinking as well. He thus defines ten such ‘Fundamentals of the Thinking Process’. In the process he demystifies the thinking process, challenges the notion of free will, tackles many unresolved issues concerning the human psyche, and takes a hard look at some of our entrenched beliefs. The title, The Carpet Mind, refers to the author’s model of the conscious mind based on a Persian carpet. In this model, the human mind is likened to a carpet in which every strand of wool in the carpet’s pile represents a memory trace. These memory traces are arranged in different colours and patterns and equates to fields of association in memory storage. Each carpet has a unique pattern, which reflects our personalities and interacts with a “sensory breeze” that evokes the conscious mind. The author ultimately comes to the conclusion that the human mind is phenomenal because it has given us an unlimited capacity to learn new things and the ability to adapt rapidly to a fast-changing environment.

Stories For Children The Flying Carpet

Then the carpet was flying to the sky . Some clouds came out of the back of the
carpet . Tito was very happy flying with his own carpet . He was flying around his
village . The people were surprised to see him . They were shouting and waving
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Author: Eddy Supangkat

Publisher: Kanisius

ISBN: 9792106103

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The Science Of Discworld

The appeal of Discworld is that it mostly makes sense, in a way that particle physics does not. The Science of Discworld uses the magic of Discworld to illuminate the scientific rules that govern our world.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446459744

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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In the 'fantasy' universe of the phenomenally bestselling Discworld series, everything runs on magic and common sense. The world is flat and million-to-one chances happen nine times out of ten. Our world seems different - it runs on rules, often rather strange ones. Science is our way of finding out what those rules are. The appeal of Discworld is that it mostly makes sense, in a way that particle physics does not. The Science of Discworld uses the magic of Discworld to illuminate the scientific rules that govern our world. When a wizardly experiment goes adrift, the wizards of Unseen University find themselves with a pocket universe on their hands: Roundworld, where neither magic nor common sense seems to stand a chance against logic. Roundworld is, of course, our own universe. With us inside it (eventually). Guided (if that's the word) by the wizards, we follow its story from the primal singularity of the Big Bang to the Internet and beyond. We discover how puny and insignificant individual lives are against a cosmic backdrop of creation and disaster. Yet, paradoxically, we see how the richness of a universe based on rules has led to a complex world and at least one species that tried to get a grip on what was going on. . .