Unseen AcademicalsBook - 2014 | Corgi edition.
The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .
Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork . And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else.
This is not going to be a gentleman's game.
The prospect of the Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman, who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr Nutt (and no one knows anything much about Mr Nutt, not even Mr Nutt) but there is something powerful, and dark, locked away inside him.
As the match approaches, secrets are forced into the light and four lives will be entangled and changed for ever. Here we go, here we go, here we go!
The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Unseen Academicals is the seventh book in the Wizards series.
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All of the Discworld novels are funny but this one focuses on the humor of sports.
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Glenda did not have the temperament for serving at table. It wasn't that she didn't know how to smile; she was quite capable of smiling, if you gave her enough warning, but she positively hated having to smile at people who actually merited, instead, a flick around the earhole with a napkin. She hated taking away plates of unfinished food.
It was like listening to two ancient dragons talking to each other with the help of an even older book of etiquette written by nuns.
Ridcully worked on the basis that anything you couldn't remember wasn't important and had developed the floor-heap method of document storage to a fine art.
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