Football comes to Ankh-Morpork in the thirty-seventh Discworld novel.
Terry Pratchett was 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.
Behind the fantasy Terry Pratchett looks at very real contemporary
issues and scores many goals. This isn't just football, it's
Discworld football. Or, to borrow another phrase, it's about life,
the Universe, and everything. * The Times *
Satirical, historical, fantastical and irresistible. * Daily Mail *
This is the 37th in a body of work so vast that it has spawned its own concordance, yet the quality remains as high as ever and the laughs as plentiful...Like all the Discworld novels, Unseen Academicals rewards a second reading. As ever it is peppered with allusions, from Keats to the Lewinsky affair, but, like Wodehouse, Pratchett wears his learning lightly and the pleasure of rereading is in teasing them out. * The Telegraph *