The Discworld Almanak

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The Discworld Almanak is a spin-off book from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, in a similar format to the Diaries and Nanny Ogg's Cookbook. It was written by Pratchett and Bernard Pearson and published in 2004.[1]

The book takes the form of an almanac for the Discworld Year of the Prawn, and offers astrological predictions (using the complex Discworld zodiac, in which every constellation is a birthsign, and the Turtle moves fast enough that they change frequently), and agricultural advice (including an awful lot about cabbages).

Like Nanny Ogg's Cookbook it is enlivened by a series of "pinned on" notes between the publisher and the head printer. These include the revelation that the horoscopes are actually written by the God of Astrology

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  1. ^ Terry Pratchett (25 September 2014). A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-fiction. Transworld. pp. 221–. ISBN 978-1-4481-2697-2.