dinsdag 9 augustus 2016

Terry Pratchett: Mrs. Bradshaw’s Handbook


Mrs. Bradshaw’s Handbook is a companion novel to the Discworld series (specifically Raising Steam) by Terry Pratchett. It’s the so-called 40.5th Discworld novel.
My copy has 141 pages and I got it as a gift from my parents.

“Authorised by Mr Lipwig of the Ankh-Morpork and Sto Plains Hygienic Railway himself, Mrs Georgina Bradshaw’s invaluable guide to the destinations and diversions of the railway deserves a place in the luggage of any traveller, or indeed armchair traveller, upon the Disc.
*From the twine walk of Great Slack to the souks of Zemphis: edifying sights along the route
*Ticketing, nostrums and transporting your swamp dragon: essential hints on the practicalities of travel
* Elegant resorts and quaint inns: respectable and sanitary lodgings for all species and heights.
* From worm-herding to Fustic Cake: diverting trivia on the crafts, foods and brassica traditions of the many industrious people for whom the railway is now a vital link to the Century of the Anchovy
Fully illustrated and replete with useful titbits, Mrs Bradshaw’s Handbook offers a view of the Sto Plains like no other.”

This is a book for the readers who truly love Discworld.
Because there’s not much to it. It’s not really written by Terry Pratchett, it’s not that funny or witty, there’s a lot of useless information and it’s honestly quite boring.

But the illustrations are great, there are funny tidbits throughout the book and it’s always nice to know a bit more about Discworld.

So, read this if you love Raising Steam, love Discworld in general or if you just want to read everything Discworld-related. It’s one of those books you read only once (maybe twice) and it’s good and you’re happy you’ve read it, but it’s just not that special.


Happy reading!

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