Nation: The Play

Author(s): Terry Pratchett

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Its a parallel world, 1860. Two teenagers thrown together by a tsunami that has destroyed Mau's village and left Daphne shipwrecked on his South Pacific island, thousands of miles from home. One wears next to nothing, the other a long white dress; neither speaks the other's language; somehow they must learn to survive.


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The text of the play based on Terry Pratchett's Nation, adapted by Mark Ravenhill, released to conincide with a major theatrical production at the National Theatre, London

Thought-provoking as well as fun, this is Pratchett at his most philosophical, with characters and situations sprung from ideas and games with language. And it celebrates the joy of the moment. The Times Nation has profound, subtle and original things to say about the interplay between tradition and knowledge, faith and questioning...It's funny, exciting, lighthearted and, like all the best comedy, very serious. Guardian Terry Pratchett is an indisputable one-off...Nothing he writes is ever predictable - except that it will always be gloriously readable. Independent Pratchett's immensely entertaining new young adult novel, manages to be both thought-provoking and sweet... It's a wonderful story, by turns harrowing and triumphant. New York Times

Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the Discworld series, started in 1983 with The Colour of Magic, and which has now reached 37 novels with Unseen Academicals. Worldwide sales of his books are 60 million, and they have been translated into 37 languages. Terry Pratchett was knighted for services to literature in 2009. Visit for further news and information. Mark Ravenhill is an Associate at the National Theatre, and author of many plays including the controversial Shopping and F***ing and Mother Clap's Molly House.

General Fields

  • : 9780552162159
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Corgi Books
  • : 0.11
  • : November 2009
  • : 198mm X 126mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Terry Pratchett
  • : Paperback
  • : 822.914
  • : 144
  • : ill