It was a sudden strange fancy... and now Polly Perks, in her brother's clothes and her hair cut off, has joined up to fight for her country, just like the song says. But who is the enemy? What is she really fighting for? Why does she need a rolled-up pair of socks? War teaches you a lot, she finds, when it turns out that you joined... the Monstrous Regiment.
"'Not since Evelyn Waugh's novel Officers and Gentlemen has conflict faced such thoroughly cutting questioning...A great piece of writing, akin to Jonathan Swift'" Daily Express "'You ride along on his tide of out-landish invention, realizing that you are in the presence of a true original among contemporary writers - a fantasist who loves naff humour and silly names, and yet whose absurd world is, at heart, a serious portrait of the jingoistic fears that keep us at each other's throats'" The Times "'It's powerful stuff, and one of his best'" Starburst
Series: Discworld Novels
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: October 2004
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.0 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.26