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Pyramids by  Terry Pratchett - Signed First Edition - 1989 - from Three Spires Books and Biblio.co.uk

Pyramids

by Pratchett, Terry

Condition: Good/Very Good


London: Victor Gollancz, 1989. First Impression. Ffep worn where returns sheet has been removed, inscription to former owner and authors signature to title page, copyright page has bookshop plate over library stamp and library bar code, lean to spine, some shelf-wear. Dustwrapper not price-clipped, in protective wrapper, some wear to corners and small tear to corner. 272pp. It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh. You're not allowed to carry money, uninhibited young women peel your grapes for you, everyone thinks you're responsible for making the sun rise and the corn grow, you keep dreaming about seven thin cows and seven fat cows and, on top of everything else, the Great Pyramid has just exploded because of paracosmic instability.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. Ex-Library.

It's bad enough being new on the job, but Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is supposed to do. After all, he's been trained at Ankh-Morpork's famed assassins' school, across the sea from the Kingdom of the Sun.First, there's the monumental task of building a suitable resting place for Dad -- a pyramid to end all pyramids. Then there are the myriad administrative duties, such as dealing with mad priests, sacred crocodiles, and marching mummies. And to top it all off, the adolescent pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal -- not to mention aheadstrong handmaiden -- at the heart of his realm.




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