Monstrous Regiment

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Monstrous Regiment
Monstrous Regiment cover by Paul Kidby
2014 paperback edition; cover art by Paul Kidby
AuthorTerry Pratchett
Audio read byTony Robinson (Corgi);
Stephen Briggs (Isis)
Katherine Parkinson (Penguin)
Cover artistPaul Kidby
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Preceded byThe Wee Free Men 
Followed byA Hat Full of Sky 


2014 edition

‘Trousers. That's the secret...Put on trousers and the world changes. We walk different. We act different. I see these girls and I think: idiots! Get yourself some trousers!’

Women belong in the kitchen - everyone knows that. Not in jobs, pubs or indeed trousers, and certainly not on the front line.

Nonetheless, Polly Perks has to become a boy in a hurry if she wants to find her missing brother in the army. Cutting off her hair and wearing the trousers is easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape takes more time.

There’s a war on. There's always a war on, and Polly and her fellow raw recruits are suddenly in the thick of it.

All they have on their side is the most artful sergeant in the army and a vampire with a lust for coffee.

It's time to make a stand.

Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2020-02-22 Radio Morpork “Ru Polly Oliver's Drag War”
2020-11-06 Desert Island Discworld “Kate Nyx and Monstrous Regiment”
2021-03-15 The Death of Podcasts “Monstrous Regiment”
2021-09-28 Wyrd Sisters “Monstrous Regiment”
2022-08-16 The Compleat Discography “Monstrous Regiment”
2022-12-04 Trash or Treasure? “Terry Pratchett’s ‘Monstrous Regiment’”
2023-04-02 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “[REDACTED]” (1/3)
2023-04-10 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “The Implication of Hippo” (2/3)
2023-04-16 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Gender is a Fake Drug” (3/3)
2023-09-01 Nanny Ogg's Book Club “Monstrous Regiment”
2023-10-25 Shelf Esteem “We Take a Journey to Discworld”
2024-04-08 Pratchat “Real Men Don’t Drink...Decaf”
2024-05-03 Who Watches the Watch “Common German L” (1/3)
2024-03-28 Fiction Fans “Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett”

Other appearances

Episodes where there's significant discussion of the book, but it's not the focus of the episode.

Date Show Episode External link
2017-12-05 The Pratchett Podcast “EPISODE55”


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