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Briggs, Stephen 1951-

Works: 198 works in 799 publications in 3 languages and 11,458 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Children's audiobooks  Humorous fiction  Satire  History  Football stories  Handbooks and manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Editor, Adapter, Contributor, Other, Conceptor, Illustrator
Classifications: PR6066.R34, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Briggs
Nation by Terry Pratchett( Recording )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vicious storm has ripped away everything that Mau knows, and he now stands as the lone inhabitant of a desert island. However, when her ship flounders, Daphne joins Mau on the island, and the two work towards surviving together. The lessons that follow create a deep bond of understanding between Mau and Daphne, as they synchronously form their own Nation
Raising steam by Terry Pratchett( Recording )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork--Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job
The wee free men : a story of Discworld by Terry Pratchett( Recording )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland
A hat full of sky by Terry Pratchett( Recording )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiffany Aching, a young witch-in-training, learns about magic and responsibility as she battles a disembodied monster with the assistance of the six-inch-high Wee Free Men and Mistress Weatherwax, the greatest witch in the world
Going postal by Terry Pratchett( Recording )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentenced to death for forgery and swindling, Meist Von Lipwig accepts a pardon in exchange for revamping an ancient post office, but his efforts are thwarted by murderous characters who want the post office shut down
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett( Recording )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When witch-in-training Tiffany Aching accidentally interrupts the Dance of the Seasons and awakens the interest of the elemental spirit of Winter, she requires the help of the six-inch-high, sword-wielding, sheep-stealing Wee Free Men to put the seasons aright
Unseen academicals by Terry Pratchett( Recording )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wizards of Unseen University in the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else. As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and changed forever
Turtle Recall : the Discworld Companion. So Far by Terry Pratchett( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now fully updated and completely up to Snuff, this is the essential and official companion to all things Discworld. So if you need a handy guide to all the locales from Ankh-Morpork to Zemphis, all the characters from Achmed the Mad to Jack Zweiblumen, or you need to distinguish the Agatean Empire from the Zoons, look no further
Thud! by Terry Pratchett( Recording )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seemingly routine day in the life of City Watch commander Sam Vimes is abruptly interrupted by an unsolved murder, an impending war, an unwanted new recruit, and a pesky government inspector. By the author of Going Postal. It's a game of Trolls and Dwarfs where the player must take both sides to win. It's the noise a troll club makes when crushing in a dwarf skull, or when a dwarfish axe cleaves a trollish cranium. It's the unsettling sound of history about to repeat itself. THUD! It's the most extraordinary, outrageous, provocative, insightful, and keenly cutting flight of fancy yet from Discworld's incomparable supreme creator, Terry Pratchett. Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch admits he may not be the sharpest knife in the cutlery drawer. He might not even be a spoon. But he's dogged and honest and he'll be damned if he lets anyone disturb his city's always tentative peace, and that includes a rabble-rousing dwarf from the sticks (or deep beneath them) who's been stirring up big trouble on the eve of the anniversary of one of Discworld's most infamous historical events. Centuries earlier, in a gods-forsaken hellhole called Koom Valley, a horde of trolls met a division of dwarfs in bloody combat. Though nobody's quite sure why they fought or who actually won, hundreds of years on each species still bears the cultural scars, and one views the other with simmering animosity and distrust. Lately, an influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest among Ankh-Morpork's more diminutive citizens with incendiary speeches. And it doesn't help matters when the pint-size provocateur is discovered beaten to death, with a troll club lying conveniently nearby. Vimes knows the well-being of his smoldering city depends on his ability to solve the Hamcrusher homicide without delay. (Vimes's secondmost-pressing responsibility, in fact, next to being home every evening at six sharp to read Where's My Cow? to Young Sam.) Whatever it takes to unstick this very sticky situation, Vimes will do it, even tolerating having a vampire in the Watch. But there's more than one corpse waiting for him in the eerie, summoning darkness of the vast, labyrinthine mine network the dwarfs have been excavating in secret beneath Ankh-Morpork's streets. A deadly puzzle is pulling Sam Vimes deep into the muck and mire of superstition, hatred, and fear, and perhaps all the way to Koom Valley itself
Making money by Terry Pratchett( Recording )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig, who runs the Ankh-Morpork Post Office, and although he is a former arch-swindler and confidence man, has exceeded all expectations. So it's somewhat disconcerting when Lord Vetinari summons Moist to the palace and asks if he would like to make some real money, he's referring, rather, to the Royal Mint of Ankh-Morpork--a new opportunity or is it?
Snuff by Terry Pratchett( )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At long last, Lady Sybil has lured her husband, Sam Vimes, on a well-deserved holiday away from the crime and grime of Ankh-Morpork. But for the commander of the City Watch, a vacation in the country is anything but relaxing. Yet a policeman will find a crime anywhere if he decides to look hard enough, and it's not long before a body is discovered, and Sam--out of his jurisdiction, out of his element, and out of bacon sandwiches (thanks to his well-meaning wife)--must rely on his instincts, guile, and street smarts to see justice done
The wit & wisdom of Discworld by Terry Pratchett( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than two decades, Terry Pratchett has been regaling readers with tales of Discworld - a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants, which are standing on the back of a giant turtle, flying through space. It is a world populated by ineffectual wizards and sharp-as-tacks witches, by tired policemen and devious dictators, by reformed thieves and vampires who have sworn to drink no blood. It is a world that is vastly different from our own ... except when it isn't." "Now, in The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld, various nuggets of Pratchett's witty commentary and sagacious observations have been compiled by Pratchett expert Stephen Briggs, a man who, they say, knows even more about Discworld than Terry Pratchett."--Jacket
Dodger : a thrilling adventure of bravery and wit by Terry Pratchett( Recording )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking tale of adventure and mystery, unexpected coming-of-age, and one remarkable boy's rise in a complex and fascinating world
The shepherd's crown : a Tiffany Aching adventure by Terry Pratchett( Recording )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her to protect her land
Monstrous regiment by Terry Pratchett( )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since her brother Paul marched off to battle a year ago, Polly Perks has been running The Duchess, her family's inn, even though the revered national deity, Nuggan, has decreed that female ownership of a business is an Abomination. To keep The Duchess in the family, Polly must find her missing sibling. So she cuts off her hair, dons masculine garb, and sets out to join him in this man's army
I shall wear midnight by Terry Pratchett( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiffany Aching, the young witch from The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky and Wintersmith is back in a new adventure featuring Discworld characters both familiar to fans (such as Tiffany, the Wee Free Men, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg) and new (meet Wee Mad Arthur, the Nac Mac Feegle on the City Watch whose only previous appearance was a brief cameo in Feet of Clay and city witch Mrs Proust - a fabulous Pratchett creation). Oh, and there's a magic book or two, a twist through time, a Cunning Man - and a Giant Man of chalk
Nanny Ogg's cookbook by Terry Pratchett( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach which just goes to show they're as confused about anatomy as they gen'rally are about everything else, unless they're talking about instructions on how to stab him, in which case a better way is up and under the ribcage. Anyway, we do not live in a perfect world and it is foresighted and useful for a young woman to become proficient in those arts which will keep a weak-willed man from straying. Learning to cook is also useful.' Nanny Ogg, one of Discworld's most famous witches, is passing on some of her huge collection of tasty and above all interesting recipes, since everyone else is doing it. But in addition to the delights of the Strawberry Wobbler and Nobby's Mum's Distressed Pudding, Mrs Ogg imparts her thoughts on life, death, etiquette ('If you go to other people's funerals they'll be sure to come to yours'), courtship, children and weddings, all in a refined style that should not offend the most delicate of sensibilities. Well, not much. Most of the recipes have been tried out on people who are still alive. Nanny Ogg Gratefully Ackowledges the Assistance in this Literary Argosy of: Mr Terry Pratchett, Mr Stephen Briggs, Mlle Tina Hannan and Master Paul Kidby
Terry Pratchett's The truth by Stephen Briggs( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discworld's first newspaper editor just wants to get at the truth but unfortunately, like other editors before and after him, many people want him dead for a variety of reasons
Monstrous regiment by Stephen Briggs( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Monstrous Regiment in question is made up of a vampire (reformed and off the blood, thank you), a troll, Igor (who is only too happy to sew you a new leg if you aren't too particular about previous ownership), a collection of misfits and a young woman discovers that a pair of socks shoved down her pants is a good way to open up doors in a man's army
Terry Pratchett's Wyrd sisters : the play by Stephen Briggs( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When King Verence of Lancre is murdered by his cousin, his baby son is rescued by three witches. They are Granny Weatherwax, whose normal state of being is one of barely controlled rage, the extremely earthy Nanny Ogg, and the downtrodden Magrat Garlick
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Stephen Briggs

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