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|title=Snuff
[[File:Cover_snuff.jpg|thumb|240px|Cover art by Paul Kiby]]
|cover=[[File:Cover snuff.jpg|thumb|240px|Cover art by Paul Kiby]]
|coauthors=no
|illustrator=Paul Kidby
|date=October 2011
|date=October 2011
|publisher=Doubleday
|publisher=Doubleday
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|rrp=£18.99
|rrp=£18.99
|series=Watch Series
|series=Watch Series
|characters=[[Sam Vimes]]<br/>[[Feeney Upshot]]<br/>[[Willikins]]
|characters=[[Sam Vimes]], [[Feeney Upshot]], [[Willikins]]
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Rob Wilkins (Terry's stenographer) read an extract from the current text at the 2010 Discworld Convention: the story features [[Goblin]]s and commences with Sam Vimes going away on a two-week holiday with his wife to their country house, Crundells (which was mentioned in passing in the earlier half of the events in {{T!}}).
Rob Wilkins (Terry's stenographer) read an extract from the current text at the 2010 Discworld Convention: the story features [[Goblin]]s and commences with Sam Vimes going away on a two-week holiday with his wife to their country house, Crundells (which was mentioned in passing in the earlier half of the events in {{T!}}).


==Blurb==
==Blurb==
According to the writer of the best selling crime novel ever to have been published in the city of Ankh-Morpork, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse.
According to the writer of the best selling crime novel ever to have been published in the city of Ankh-Morpork, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse.


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==Characters==
==Characters==
 
===Main Characters===
===Main characters===
* [[Sam Vimes]]
* [[Sam Vimes]]
* [[Sybil Ramkin]]
* [[Sybil Ramkin]]
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* [[Young Sam Vimes]]
* [[Young Sam Vimes]]


===Secondary characters===
===Secondary Characters===
* '''The Shires'''
* '''The Shires'''
** [[Charles Augustus Makepeace|Colonel Charles Makepeace]]
** [[Charles Augustus Makepeace|Colonel Charles Makepeace]]
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** [[Mrs Upshot]]
** [[Mrs Upshot]]
** [[Stump]]
** [[Stump]]
**[[Summoning Dark]]
* '''Goblins'''
* '''Goblins'''
** Billy Slick (Of the Wind Regretfully Blown)
** Billy Slick (Of the Wind Regretfully Blown)
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** Sound of the Rain on Hard Ground
** Sound of the Rain on Hard Ground
** Shine of the Rainbow
** Shine of the Rainbow
** Tears of the Mushroom
** [[Tears of the Mushroom]]
** The Pleasant Contrast of the Orange and Yellow Petals in the Flower of the Gorse
** The Pleasant Contrast of the Orange and Yellow Petals in the Flower of the Gorse
** [[Nobby Nobbs|The Breaking Wind]]
** [[Nobby Nobbs|The Breaking Wind]]
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** [[Emile|Captain Emile]]
** [[Emile|Captain Emile]]
** [[Haddock|Acting-Captain Haddock]]
** [[Haddock|Acting-Captain Haddock]]
** [[Lieutenant Perdix]]
** Lieutenant [[Perdix]]


===Mentioned===
===Mentioned===
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* [[The Shires]]
* [[The Shires]]
** [[Crundells]]
** [[Crundells]]
** [[The Goblin's Head]]
** The [[Goblin's Head]]
* The river [[Quire]]
* The river [[Quire]]
* [[Howondaland]]
* [[Howondaland]]
* [[Chalk Hill Clan]] (Mentioned)
* [[Chalk Hill Clan]] (Mentioned)


== Things and concepts ==
==Things and Concepts==
* [[Piecemaker#Piecemaker_Mark_IX|Burleigh & Stronginthearm Piecemaker Mark IX]]
* [[Piecemaker#Piecemaker_Mark_IX|Burleigh & Stronginthearm Piecemaker Mark IX]]
* [[Glorious Peggy]]
* [[Glorious Peggy]]
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* [[Book:The World of Poo|World of Poo]]
* [[Book:The World of Poo|World of Poo]]


==Extra content==
==Extra Content==
In some editions, most notably the Waterstone's Gold imprint, the short story ''[[Short Story:A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices|A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices]]'' is included as a supplementary bonus story at the end of the main tale.  
In some editions, most notably the Waterstone's Gold imprint, the short story ''[[Short Story:A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices|A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices]]'' is included as a supplementary bonus story at the end of the main tale.  


This story describes the reaction of the [[Wizards|wizards]] of [[Unseen University]] to a proposal from the [[Patrician]] to introduce regulation of university education. It references the government inspector [[A.E. Pessimal]], who goes on to have a significant role in {{T!}}
This short story describes the reaction of the [[Wizards|wizards]] of [[Unseen University]] to a proposal from the [[Patrician]] to introduce regulation of university education. It references the government inspector [[A.E. Pessimal]], who first appeared to mainstream readers in the full-length novel {{T!}} when he was assigned to inspect the City Watch.
 
{{T!}} was published in autumn 2005. However, the story ''[[Short Story:A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices|A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices]]'' was first published a little earlier, in the May 13th, 2005 issue of {{wp|The_Times_Higher_Education_Supplement|The Times Higher Education Supplement}}. This novel, {{SN}}, includes its first print in the less ephemeral world of hardback books, making Pratchett's original introduction of [[A.E. Pessimal]] more readily available to mainstream readers.


It was first published in the May 13th, 2005 issue of {{wp|The_Times_Higher_Education_Supplement|The Times Higher Education Supplement}}. This is its first print in the less ephemeral world of hardback books.
Also, the new paperback edition of Snuff contains the first chapter of [[Book:Dodger|Dodger]] and chapters one and two of [[Book:The Long Earth|The Long Earth]].


The new paperback edition of Snuff contains the first chapter of [[Book:Dodger|Dodger]] and chapters one and two of [[Book:The Long Earth|The Long Earth]].
==Gallery==
{|
|-
| valign="top" | [[File:Cover snuff.jpg|thumb|120px|First Edition Cover by [[Paul Kidby]]]]
| valign="top" | [[File:SN Sampler.jpg|thumb|130px|Book Sampler]]
| valign="top" | [[File:SN Gold.jpg|thumb|140px|WHSmith 'Gold' Edition]]
| valign="top" | [[File:SN Slip.jpg|thumb|110px|Collectors Edition Slipcase]]
| valign="top" | [[File:SN Black.jpg|thumb|110px|Paperback]]
| valign="top" | [[File:SN CD.jpg|thumb|140px|Audio CD]]
| valign="top" | [[File:SN Kidby.jpg|thumb|110px|Paperback by [[Paul Kidby]]]]
|}
{|
|-
| valign="top" | [[File: SN CL.jpg|thumb|110px|Collectors Library Cover]]
|}


== External links ==
==External Links==
* ''[http://www.terrypratchett.co.uk/index.php/books/snuff/ Snuff]'' on Terry Pratchett.co.uk. An extract from the opening chapter may be read here, and free extracts can be picked up from Waterstone's.
* ''[http://www.terrypratchett.co.uk/index.php/books/snuff/ Snuff]'' on Terry Pratchett.co.uk. An extract from the opening chapter may be read here, and free extracts can be picked up from Waterstone's.
* ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snuff_%28Pratchett_novel%29 Snuff]'' on Wikipedia
* ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snuff_%28Pratchett_novel%29 Snuff]'' on Wikipedia
* [http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150118868755025&set=a.414453865024.181790.43413980024&ref=nf Draft sketch of ''Snuff'''s cover] on Terry Pratchett's Facebook page, showing Sam Vimes at the wheel of the ''[[Wonderful Fanny]]'', vexed by a flock of startled chickens, with Old Treachery coming up behind him.
* [http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150118868755025&set=a.414453865024.181790.43413980024&ref=nf Draft sketch of ''Snuff'''s cover] on Terry Pratchett's Facebook page, showing Sam Vimes at the wheel of the ''[[Wonderful Fanny]]'', vexed by a flock of startled chickens, with Old Treachery coming up behind him.


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Latest revision as of 19:17, 5 September 2019

Snuff
Cover art by Paul Kiby
Co-author(s) no
Illustrator(s) Paul Kidby
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date October 2011
ISBN 038561926X
Pages 378
RRP £18.99
Main characters Sam Vimes, Feeney Upshot, Willikins
Series Watch Series
Annotations View
Notes
All data relates to the first UK edition.

On sale as of Thursday 13th October 2011, Snuff is the thirty-ninth book in the Discworld series, after I Shall Wear Midnight. It primarily features Sam Vimes his family, and their domestic servants, and expands on the continuing story of the Watch as well. A sub-plot involves Mightily Oats and the goblins, and new Watch characters are referenced, including Captain Emile of the Quirm City Watch.

Terry's hint as to plot and content is that we should be aware that there are at least two meanings to the word "snuff".

Rob Wilkins (Terry's stenographer) read an extract from the current text at the 2010 Discworld Convention: the story features Goblins and commences with Sam Vimes going away on a two-week holiday with his wife to their country house, Crundells (which was mentioned in passing in the earlier half of the events in Thud!).

Blurb

According to the writer of the best selling crime novel ever to have been published in the city of Ankh-Morpork, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse.

And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe, but many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder.

He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, occasionally snookered and occasionally out of his mind, but not out of guile. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, there must be a chase and there must be a punishment.

They say that in the end all sins are forgiven.

But not quite all...

Characters

Main Characters

Secondary Characters

Mentioned

Locations

Things and Concepts

Extra Content

In some editions, most notably the Waterstone's Gold imprint, the short story A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices is included as a supplementary bonus story at the end of the main tale.

This short story describes the reaction of the wizards of Unseen University to a proposal from the Patrician to introduce regulation of university education. It references the government inspector A.E. Pessimal, who first appeared to mainstream readers in the full-length novel Thud! when he was assigned to inspect the City Watch.

Thud! was published in autumn 2005. However, the story A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices was first published a little earlier, in the May 13th, 2005 issue of The Times Higher Education Supplement. This novel, Snuff, includes its first print in the less ephemeral world of hardback books, making Pratchett's original introduction of A.E. Pessimal more readily available to mainstream readers.

Also, the new paperback edition of Snuff contains the first chapter of Dodger and chapters one and two of The Long Earth.

Gallery

First Edition Cover by Paul Kidby
Book Sampler
WHSmith 'Gold' Edition
Collectors Edition Slipcase
Paperback
Audio CD
Paperback by Paul Kidby
Collectors Library Cover

External Links

  • Snuff on Terry Pratchett.co.uk. An extract from the opening chapter may be read here, and free extracts can be picked up from Waterstone's.
  • Snuff on Wikipedia
  • Draft sketch of Snuff's cover on Terry Pratchett's Facebook page, showing Sam Vimes at the wheel of the Wonderful Fanny, vexed by a flock of startled chickens, with Old Treachery coming up behind him.


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