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Making Money (Paperback)

Author:  Terry Pratchett
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0061161659
ISBN-13: 9780061161650
Sku: 207646551
Publish Date: 10/1/2008
Sales Rank: 78712
Pages:  419
Age Range:  NA
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Prisoner-turned-postal worker Moist von Lipwig tackles a new assignment in a different branch of the government through which he is directed to oversee the printing of Ankh-Morporks first paper currency, a job with unexpected challenges. By the author of Going Postal. Reprint. *Author: Pratchett, Terry *Publication Date: 2008/10/01 *Number of Pages: 419 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 6.75
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Prisoner-turned-postal worker Moist von Lipwig tackles a new assignment in a different branch of the government through which he is directed to oversee the printing of Ankh-Morpork's first paper currency, a job with unexpected challenges. By the author of Going Postal. Reprint.Conman-turned-postal worker Moist von Lipwig tackles a new assignment in a different branch of the government when he is directed to oversee the printing of Ankh-Morpork's first paper currency, a job with unexpected challenges.

Amazingly, former arch-swindler-turned-Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig has somehow managed to get the woefully inefficient Ankh-Morpork Post Office running like . . . well, not like a government office at all. Now the supreme despot Lord Vetinari is asking Moist if he'd like to make some real money. Vetinari wants Moist to resuscitate the venerable Royal Mint—so that perhaps it will no longer cost considerably more than a penny to make a penny.

Moist doesn't want the job. However, a request from Ankh-Morpork's current ruling tyrant isn't a "request" per se, more like a "once-in-a-lifetime-offer-you-can-certainly-refuse-if-you-feel-you've-lived-quite-long-enough." So Moist will just have to learn to deal with elderly Royal Bank chairman Topsy (née Turvy) Lavish and her two loaded crossbows, a face-lapping Mint manager, and a chief clerk who's probably a vampire. But he'll soon be making lethal enemies as well as money, especially if he can't figure out where all the gold has gone.

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This lighthearted addition to Terry Pratchett's sprawling Discworld series stars Moist von Lipwig, former con-man and present Postmaster General of Ankh-Morpork, in the sequel to GOING POSTAL. Since Moist started running it, the post office has been running exceedingly smoothly -- so smoothly, in fact, that it's kind of boring. So when Lord Vetinari asks Moist if he'd like to make some real money -- at the Royal Mint, that is -- the offer is pretty tempting. Of course, as usual, Moist doesn't really end up having a choice, and it's not long before he finds himself embroiled in some, er, interesting situations. The banking life is certainly exciting, that's for sure, but with new enemies cropping up every minute and a whole lot of gold gone missing, Moist's troubles are just beginning. Snappy plotting, cameo appearances by other Discworld denizens, and the always-amusing physics and philosophies of Terry Pratchett's universe (where else can an "analogy machine" scientifically prove that one never quite has enough money at the end of the week?) make sure that this will be a fun ride for new fans and series veterans alike.
Author Bio
Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett's published his first story when he was only 13 years old. "The Hades Business" originally appeared in a school magazine and, two years later, it was re-published in Science Fantasy magazine, making him a professional writer at the age of 15. His first novel, THE CARPET PEOPLE, was published in 1971 and followed the adventures of a society of microscopic people living in, well, a carpet. Essentially, a children's novel in the vein of John Peterson's THE LITTLES (who, incidentally, would be giants compared to Pratchett's people) and the like, the novel paved the way for Pratchett's style of "grounded" fantasy. Many of his novels are feature fairly traditional fantasy elements in fairly traditional fantasy settings, but almost all of these settings are microcosms of the "real" world--in the case of the Discworld series, for example, all the action takes place on a flat planet that sits atop the backs of four immense elephants who, in turn, ride on the shell of an enormous turtle travelling through space. The Discworld books, which form the bulk of Pratchett's literary work and are his most well-known titles, initially began as extremely clever, and very funny, parodies of fantasy fiction and have slowly morphed into being much more. His 1989 novel, PYRAMIDS, was awarded the British Science Fiction Award and a collaboration with Neil Gaiman, GOOD OMENS, was nominated for the 1991 World Fantasy Award. A prolific author, Pratchett is a consistent best seller in England, where, according to some estimates, his fiction accounts for a little over 1% of ALL books sold in any given year.
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