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Men at Arms: A Discworld Novel:15

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The last two items are equivalents of two of Roundworld's 'seven wonders of antiquity': the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Colossus of Rhodes. Pratchett plays with the way misinformation and rumour spread and create distrust, prejudice and the threat of violence in the way the various groups describe what they have heard the other groups are doing. At the midwinter festival a Lord and/or Lady of Misrule (the Beggar King or Queen) at Twelfth Night.

To honour her or the song, a statue was put up in Dublin and it is considered good luck to caress her breasts (both very polished). Both dissect bodies, create the equivalent of a helicopter and a flying machine with flapping wings. Page 8 - Edward d'Eath's slide show of the kings and queens of Ankh-Morpork is similar to a Roundworld Powerpoint presentation. Page 217 - "Skully Muldoon" is a reference to Dana Scully and Fox Mulder from the television series The X Files. Page 92 - "Werewolfs could spot another werewolf across a crowded street" This line resonates with the Rogers and Hammerstein song Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific.Pratchett loves to throw in these little 'educate the reader' lessons in etymology, Some are correct, others are puns and others are completely and deliberately off base.

And a few mad relatives" This resonates with the rumours surrounding the Romanov dynasty after the Russian Revolution and also hints that there is someone out there who is heir to the throne (Carrot).It premiered at the Globe Theatre, London, on 1 March 1966, directed and choreographed by Gillian Lynne.

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