Unseen Academicals (Discworld)

3.97 avg rating
( 35,154 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780061161704: Unseen Academicals (Discworld)

Discworld lives on in Unseen Academicals, the latest novel from Terry Pratchett. Delivering the trademark insight and humor readers the world over have come to expect from “the purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse” (Washington Post Book World), Unseen Academicals focuses on the wizards at Ankh-Morpork’s Unseen University , who are reknowned for many things—sagacity, magic, and their love of teatime—as they attempt to conquer athletics.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

The wizards at Ankh-Morpork's Unseen University are renowned for many things—wisdom, magic, and their love of teatime—but athletics is most assuredly not on the list. And so when Lord Ventinari, the city's benevolent tyrant, strongly suggests to Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully that the university revive an erstwhile tradition and once again put forth a football team composed of faculty, students, and staff, the wizards of UU find themselves in a quandary. To begin with, they have to figure out just what it is that makes this sport—soccer with a bit of rugby thrown in—so popular with Ankh-Morporkians of all ages and social strata. Then they have to learn how to play it. Oh, and on top of that, they must win a football match without using magic.

Meanwhile, Trev (a handsome street urchin and a right good kicker) falls hard for kitchen maid Juliet (beautiful, dim, and perhaps the greatest fashion model there ever was), and Juliet's best pal, UU night cook Glenda (homely, sensible, and a baker of jolly good pies) befriends the mysterious Mr. Nutt (about whom no one knows very much, including Mr. Nutt, which is worrisome . . .). As the big match approaches, these four lives are entangled and changed forever. Because the thing about football—the most important thing about football­—is that it is never just about football.

About the Author:

Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Pratchett, Terry
Published by Harper (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061161705 ISBN 13: 9780061161704
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Sequitur Books
(Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Bookseller Inventory # 1608150070

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Terry Pratchett
Published by Harper (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061161705 ISBN 13: 9780061161704
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061161705

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Pratchett, Terry
Published by Harper 2009-10-06 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061161705 ISBN 13: 9780061161704
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper 2009-10-06, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. 0061161705 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0061161705

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Pratchett, Terry
Published by Harper (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061161705 ISBN 13: 9780061161704
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780061161704

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Terry Pratchett
ISBN 10: 0061161705 ISBN 13: 9780061161704
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
LVeritas
(Newton, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Gift Quality Book in Excellent Condition. Bookseller Inventory # 36SEQU000BOH

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Terry Pratchett
Published by Harper (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061161705 ISBN 13: 9780061161704
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061161705

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Pratchett, Terry
Published by Harper (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061161705 ISBN 13: 9780061161704
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061161705

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds