Book:The New Discworld Companion

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The New Discworld Companion
Co-author(s) Stephen Briggs
Illustrator(s) Stephen Briggs
Publisher Victor Gollancz
Publication date 2003
ISBN 0575075554
Pages 480
Main characters
Series Discworld Series
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All data relates to the first UK edition.


The Discworld started out as fantasy, but now it's real. The seasoned Discworld traveller knows exactly how to get from Madams' Gardens to the Mended Drum (left up Easy Street, right onto Welcome Soap, fork left onto Filigree Street and the Drum is on the left, just opposite the Short Street turn). Travelling around a world so well-defined, but dangerous, without a guide, could be a very courageous choice.

Since the last revision to The Discworld® Companion, new areas of the Disc have been explored, new characters discovered. We've trembled under the chandelier at the Ankh-Morpork Opera House, we've flown with vampyres over the mysterious country of Überwald, we've sliced through time with the History Monks and we've marvelled at Mr. Wintler's humorously shaped vegetables.

This new, revised edition of the best-selling guide to the world's most famous fictional world covers its flora and fauna, its outstanding personalities, its customs, its institutions.

The paperback edition (2004) adequately covers all topics relating to books as far as no. 31, The Wee Free Men.

Any specific or new topics raised in books from no. 32 Monstrous Regiment onwards, however, are going to have to wait for the next revision. This edition of the companion also contains material from the - necessarily ephemeral - Diaries and Yearbooks, ie the Watch Yearbook, the assassin's diary and the fools and Clowns' Yearbook.

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