Be a MAN in the City Watch! The City Watch needs MEN! But what it's got includes Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Cuddy (really a dwarf), Lance-constable Detrius (a troll), Lance-constable Angua (a woman...most of the time) and Corporal Nobbs (disqualified from the human race for shoving). And they need all the help they can get. Because they've only got twenty-four hours to clean up the town and this is Ankh-Morpork we're talking about...
In Pratchett's latest Discworld fantasy romp (Lords and Ladies, p. 1068), Captain Vimes of Ankh-Morpork's City Watch is retiring in order to marry the city's richest lady and become a Gentleman. The Watch, you see, thanks to affirmative action, has been forced to hire both dwarfs and trolls - they loathe each other - and even women (actually, a she-werewolf). But before he goes, Vimes, with Corporal Carrot - he's probably the lost heir to the throne of Ankh-Morpork - and Gaspode the talking dog must solve a series of horrible murders involving a strange explosive device, meddling Assassins, and the doddering denizens of the Unseen University. An about average installment in this always entertaining, sometimes hysterically funny series. (Kirkus Reviews)
Series: Discworld Novels
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.6 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.2