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Raising Steam: (Discworld Novel 40)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date October 9, 2014
Pages 480
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780552170529
ISBN-10 0552170526
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $11.80
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The new Discworld novel from Britain's number one bestselling writer sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town.
     To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork -- a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements: earth, air, fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it's soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear.
     Moist von Lipwig is not a man who enjoys hard work -- as master of the Post Office, the Mint and the Royal Bank his input is, of course, vital... but largely dependent on words, which are fortunately not very heavy and don't always need greasing. However, he does enjoy being alive, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse.
     Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man wi' t'flat cap and sliding rule who has an interesting arrangement with the sine and cosine. Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs and some very angry dwarfs if he's going to stop it all going off the rails.

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Hardcover
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from Transworld Pub (November 7, 2013)
9780857522276 | details & prices | 384 pages | List price $33.85
About: The new Discworld novel, the 40th in the series, sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town.
Paperback
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from Gardners Books (October 9, 2014)
9780552170529 | details & prices | 480 pages | List price $11.80
About: The new Discworld novel from Britain's number one bestselling writer sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town.

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