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Quirm is a fictional city in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.


Its most significant roles in the books are as the location of the Quirm College for Young Ladies (formerly attended by Susan Sto Helit) and the birthplace of Leonard of Quirm.


According to the books, Quirm is a quiet and peaceful town, and for this reason is a popular holiday destination, as well as where Morporkians go when they retire (including Lord Vetinari's aunt, Lady Roberta Meserole). In this regard, it relates to Ankh-Morpork as Eastbourne relates to London, or possibly as Spain relates to the United Kingdom.


The Quirmian language is occasionally mentioned in the books as being similar to French or Spanish, but the only substantial appearance of the town (in Soul Music) had the inhabitants apparently speaking Morporkian (although the story is told from the perspective of Susan, who doubtless speaks fluent Quirmian).


Quirm is famous for its floral clock; a circle of flowers, each of which opens its petals at a different hour. According to the animated version of Soul Music, Quirm is also famous for its cheese.


Quirm is a duchy, ruled by the Rodley family. Members of this family seen in the books include Lord Rodley, an upper-class twit, in Mort and Brenda Rodley, the swamp dragon-breeding* dowager duchess in Guards! Guards!

  • Sybil Vimes, nee Ramkin, also breeds dragons in Ankh-Morpork.

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Quirm at AllExperts (284 words)
Quirm is a fictional city in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.
Quirm is famous for its floral clock; a circle of flowers, each of which opens its petals at a different hour.
Quirm is a duchy, ruled by the Rodley family.
Article about "Eric (Discworld)" in the English Wikipedia on 24-Apr-2004 (1153 words)
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After sending the parrot away with da Quirm, who is searching for the Fountain of Youth, Eric and Rincewind find themselves in a large wooden horse.
While searching for an exit, trying to escape from the king, Eric and Rincewind meet da Quirm and the parrot, and Lavaeolas, was tells them where the exit is. Meanwhile, Lord Vassenego is gathering the demons to rise agains Astfgl.
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