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Cover of the 2000 Discworld diary

The Discworld Diaries are a series of themed diaries based on the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. Each one (except the 2008 diary) is based on an Ankh-Morpork institution, and has an opening section containing information about that institution written by Pratchett and Stephen Briggs. Image File history File links Discworld_diary_2000_cover. ... Image File history File links Discworld_diary_2000_cover. ... == c programming[[a--203. ... Cover of an early edition of The Colour of Magic; art by Josh Kirby Discworld is a comedic fantasy book series by the British author Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which are in turn standing on the back of... Terence David John Pratchett OBE (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England[1]) is an English fantasy author, best known for his Discworld series. ... Ankh-Morpork is a fictional city-state which prominently features in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels. ... Stephen Briggs is, in his own words, a civil servant who dabbles in amateur dramatics. However, through his drama work, he has become heavily involved with the subsidiary works and merchandise surrounding Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ...

The diaries feature a great deal of background information, far more than could reasonably be put into the novels. However, some of this occasionally finds its way into the series proper - the concept of female assassins and the character of Miss Alice Band were two notable ideas that first appeared in the Assassins' Guild Yearbook.

All the diaries are illustrated by Paul Kidby. Paul Kidby is an English artist. ...

The diaries are:

  • Discworld's Unseen University Diary: 1998; the cover art features the character Death, possibly the character who appeared in the greatest number of Discworld novels.
  • Discworld's Ankh-Morpork City Watch Diary 1999: 1999; the cover art features the character Commander Samuel Vimes of the Watch, His Grace the Duke of Ankh, in his beloved street uniform, in other words, battered Watchman armor.
  • Discworld Assassins' Guild Yearbook and Diary 2000: 2000; the cover art features the character Lord Downey, the Assassins' Guild leader, with his specialty peppermint (rumored poisoned).
  • Discworld Fools' Guild Yearbook and Diary 2001: 2001; the cover art features Dr Whiteface, the Fools' Guild leader, bursting through a paper hoop.
  • Discworld Thieves' Guild Yearbook and Diary 2002: 2002; the cover art features a "photofit" of Mr Boggis, the Thieves' Guild leader.
  • Discworld (Reformed) Vampyre's Diary 2003: 2003; the cover art features Mr John Not-A-Vampire-At-All Smith, head of the Ankh-Morpork Mission of the Black Ribboners with a cup of steaming brown liquid, likely coffee or hot cocoa.
  • Discworld Post Office Diary 2007: 2007; the cover art features Moist von Lipwig, the Postmaster of the Ankh-Morpork Post Office, wearing his token golden suit and wingèd hat, with Lipwigzers on either side of him.
  • Lu Tze's Yearbook of Enlightenment Diary 2008 (announced).

There were no diaries published between 2004 and 2006, although a similar book, The Discworld Almanak by Pratchett and Bernard Pearson was published in 2004. Death is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Samuel Sam Vimes is a fictional policeman from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Coat of arms of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. ... The Ankh-Morpork Assassins Guild is a fictional school for professional killers in Terry Pratchetts longrunning Discworld series of fantasy novels. ... In Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels, the Fools Guild (full title: The Guild of Fools and Joculators and College of Clowns) is a trading and training organisation for clowns, jesters and other practitioners of slapstick humour. ... The Guild of Thieves, Cutpurses and Allied Trades is a fictional institition in the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. ... The Fresh Start Club, a society of the undead. ... Lu-Tze is a character in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. ... The Discworld Almanak is a spin-off book from Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels, in a similar format to the Diaries and Nanny Oggs Cookbook. ... Bernard Pearson ( otherwise dubbed by Terry Pratchett as The Cunning Artificer ) is best known for his sculptures of Discworld characters and buildings initially at Clarecraft ( which he co-founded ) and subsequently at his shop in Wincanton, England. ...



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