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 Ankh-Morpork - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to legend, the first city of Ankh-Morpork was founded thousands of years ago by twin brothers who were raised by a hippopotamus (an allusion to the myth of Romulus and Remus).
Ankh-Morpork is also the mercantile capital of the Discworld, and the books give an excellent flavour of a "working" quasi-medieval city.
It is in memory of this that the hippo is the royal animal of Ankh.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ankh-Morpork   (1742 words)

  
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Carrot Ironfoundersson - Of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch.
#9 Sgt. Delphine Angua - Of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch.
#18 Sir Samuel Vimes - Of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch.
www.blurty.com /talkread.bml?journal=foxah&itemid=6996   (359 words)

  
 The Vetinari Library: Miscellaneous
The Watch has expanded from a handful of humans into a force to be reckoned with, which now truly reflects the diversity of species and other options which inhabit this great city of ours.
Thanks to their sterling efforts, the City Watch is now very nearly respected by our less law-abiding residents and even by hypothetically honest citizens, a species not quite so well represented within these ancient walls.
His Lordship's Address to the City Watch (The 1999 Discworld Diary)
www.ealasaid.com /fan/vetinari/vl-misc.html   (571 words)

  
 The Adventures of Cheery Littlebottom
Watch history: Evans was one of the watchmen who ‘crossed the line’ to join Vimes/Keel’s group of watchmen who kept the peace during the civil unrest in nw.
Watch history: Downspout is by Vimes’ admission no good on parade and useless on the street, but his talents in staking out buildings are invaluable to the Watch — he once spent three days on a roof in the rain to help catch the Park Lane Knobbler, for instance.
Watch history: Although not strictly part of the Night Watch, Dickins was a sergeant at the Dimwell watch house who joined Vimes/Keel’s group of men behind the barricade in nw.
www.cheerycomic.co.uk /dg.html   (2594 words)

  
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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 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.
It started out as a perfect day -- the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch shaved himself without a single nick.
www.blogger.com /email-post.g?blogID=3392112&postID=112424854554625325   (599 words)

  
 Terry Pratchett Discworld Bookstore
The City Watch, including Vimes, Carrot and Angua, the three witches - Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick - and the denizens of the Unseen University Library, not forgetting the Librarian, of course: they're all here in sumptuous colour, together with the places: Ankh-Morpork, Lancre, Uberwald.
From the cover "The City Watch is a bumper volume containing three of Terry Pratchett's celebrated novels in which those noble defenders of Ankh-Morpork, the great city of the Discworld, come face to face with some of the most heinous crimes in history."
The City Watch must face another threat at least as deadly as a 60 foot dragon: the first gun on the Discworld.
www.themagicalblend.com /nebula/pratchett.html   (3285 words)

  
 The Ankh-Morpork City Watch Pages. Roll Call. Captain Carrot.
Carrot is in temporary charge of the City Watch until the return of Commander Vimes.
Whilst on leave he attended the coronation of the new Low King of the Dwarfs, and assisted Commander Vimes in the matter of the theft of the Scone of Stone.
books.detritus.co.uk /pratchett/watch/cast/carrot.shtml   (78 words)

  
 Science Fiction Book Reviews
In this case, the action is split as Vimes and his companions face complex politics, hair's-breadth escapes and a homicidal maniac while, in their absence, the Ankh-Morpork City Watch disintegrates in the overburdened and paranoid hands of Sergeant Fred Colon.
As Terry Pratchett's 24th Discworld novel begins, Commander Samuel Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is pressed into service as an ambassador to Überwald.
That land is an unstable collection of fiefdoms ruled by a dwarf king in the underground mines and a variety of vampire and werewolf lords in the frigid forests above.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue156/books.html   (1292 words)

  
 Pam's Book Log
Meanwhile, Ankh-Morpork's peacetime ruler, Lord Vetinari, sets out to investigate the mysterious island; he's accompanied by uber-inventor Leonardo of Quirm, and two of the City Watch's finest, Platonic man-on-the-street archetype Fred Colon and his unsavory sidekick Nobby Nobbs.
City government is taken over by the pompous, aristocratic Lord Rust.
Meanwhile-meanwhile, the rest of the Watch, commanded by Commander Vimes and Captain Carrot, set off on an expedition to Klatch, in pursuit of a suspicious character.
www.physics.ucla.edu /~kor2/booklog/pratchett_jingo.html   (285 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: The City Watch Trilogy: "Guards!Guards!", "Men at Arms", "Feet of Clay" - A Discworld Omnibus: Books
(or dwarves or trolls or gargoyles or...) The City Watch is a bumper volume in which those noble defenders of Ankh-Morpork, the greatest city of the Discworld, come face to face with some of the most heinous crimes in history.
This book is a most enjoyable compilation of three of Terry Pratchett's books about the Ankh-Morpork City Watch.
An omnibus edition of three of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels, all staring Ankh-Morpork’s (in)famous City Watch
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0575067985   (764 words)

  
 Warhammer Ankh-Morpork Watch Group
If the Watch is surprised they do not have time to ring the bell or signal as well as draw their weapons and so can only shout for help.
Any Watch member who is wounded/kill by a missile attack before they have moved or taken any action can be replaced by Detritus's dummy and restart the game again at the Watch House.
If the Watch House is off the board he is out of the game when he crosses the edge of the board.
www.area51b.freeserve.co.uk /paint/game.htm   (2892 words)

  
 Night Watch
Due to a number of odd events (even for the city of Ankh-Morpork), the Watch has increased in size, he's been promoted all the way up to nobility, gotten married, and is perhaps a day away from the birth of his first child.
This book is the latest of the Discworld books, but it is also the latest chronicling the...well, adventures isn't quite right...of the City Watch of Ankh-Morpork.
Strangely enough, even though this is the latest of the City Watch books, it stands on its own two feet quite nicely.
members.cox.net /storytellersarchivist/nightwatch.html   (893 words)

  
 Discworld MUD - Club: amcw
This club was made in memory of Tremene's great achievement and the past members of "the ankh morpork city watch" and to Caf's survival skills at keeping the old watch alive.
Amcw first started off with only two departments: Day and Night watch, but as the club got bigger we expanded abit...
And as the ever turning spinning top of time falls of the table of human concentration, and the arrow of intelligence completely misses the target of communication we bring this refer to a close.
discworld.imaginary.com /lpc/playing/club_info.c?club_name=amcw   (626 words)

  
 Pam's Book Log
The Ankh-Morpork Watch novels are on the opposite end of the Discworld spectrum.
Then, I noticed that there was a new Pratchett out, and it was a City Watch book, and it appeared to be completely Vimes-centric, and then I realized that it was exactly what I was in the mood for reading.
They deal with the real particulars of life in the big city, international politics, and the qualities of good (and bad) government-- things in which real human (or dwarf, or whatever) involvement and choice isn't just important, it's the entire point of the exercise.
www.physics.ucla.edu /~kor2/booklog/pratchett_nightwatch.html   (1179 words)

  
 Discworld Oracle
Angua is the Ankh-Morpork City Watch's resident werewolf.
He ran the Fresh Start Club until Jingo whereupon he joined the Watch and is now a constable.
homepages.nildram.co.uk /~sbusti/dw_Undead.html   (67 words)

  
 Second Web Page
Head of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch...An upright and honest man whose appointment to the despised Night Watch–regarded by all sensible people as a completely useless appendage to the running of the city–may have been the cause of his drinking problem.
They arranged for him to join the Night Watch in Ankh-Morpork because, they had been told, it would make a man out of him.
Membership of the Watch was a family tradition and Samuel would have joined shortly after leaving school had he ever gone to school.
home.globaleyes.net /ken/Second-Web.html   (1259 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Angua
However, the criminal classes of Ankh Morpork have got wise to her talents, and now no self-respecting criminal goes out without a scent bomb.
She decided to join the watch because the only other career path available was as a "seamstress".
She is still the only "undead" member of the watch who lacks a valid death certificate as Vimes refuses to employ vampires.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A2218196   (569 words)

  
 Terry Pratchett - The Fifth Elephant
The Fifth Elephant focuses on the travails of Sam Rimes, the Commander of the Ankh-Morpork CIty Watch.
Plots and plans are afoot, subplots abound as the Watch Captain resigns and sets off in pursuit of his werewolf girlfriend, the Watch itself meets with the fearful problem of Fred Colon in command (mind the sugar cubes, then), and all of this is without mentioning Igor.
Vimes and his companions (including his wife, two Watch members of vastly differing sizes, and the very odd clerk, Inigo) are to attend to coronation of the new Low King of the dwarves.
www.newcomix.com /pf/5thelephant.htm   (358 words)

  
 Welcome to the Ankh-Morpork City Watch House - Established 1998
He was adopted by dwarfs when he was found near their mine as a small child, and was sent to the Ankh-Morpork Watch to have a Man made of him.
Lance-Constable Bluejohn was also recruited into the City Militia, along with Bauxite, and is still a member of the Watch during the events of The Fifth Elephant.
He has probably been in the Watch longer than anyone else; he is also the only one to never really adapt to its changing nature, and often thinks of the days when it was just him, Nobby and Captain Vimes.
www.beeptwo.com /watch/thewatch.html   (2143 words)

  
 Review: Feet of Clay
A recent string of murders has the Ankh-Morpork City Watch baffled.
Suicide is very common in the city of Ankh-Morpork.
If the Watch didn't have enough problems, the golems around town are having some problems and Lord Vetinari is ill -- possibly poisoned!
www.csua.berkeley.edu /~mhchu/update/books/scifi/0061057649.html   (60 words)

  
 Terry Pratchett - Wikiquote
Notes: in response to a comment that if television is educational because watching it can teach you a lot about society, then a cheeseburger is also educational
I reckon that Stonehenge was build by the contemporary equivalent of Microsoft, whereas Avebury was definitely an Apple circle.
Although, come to think of it, some of my teachers could easily have been replaced by a cheeseburger.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Terry_Pratchett   (1506 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Thud!: Books
is the 8th book in the City Watch sub-series, about the adventures of the police force of Ankh-Morpork, the largest (and most lawless?) city on the Disc.
They are represented in the ranks of the City Watch, that bastion of law enforcement.
Bowing to pressure to increase the diversity of the Watch, Vimes is obligated to hire his first vampire, a very young, very attractive lady named Sally.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0385608675   (2390 words)

  
 Folk På Discworld
Looking sufficiently like a monkey to have to bear a written testimonial as to his actual species, this City Watch member has a known affinity for thievery—namely, anything that isn't nailed down is his (and anything that can be pried loose is not considered nailed down).
Always in complete control of every situation he finds himself in, Lord Vetinari's sense of leadership and stability keep the city up and running...and you'd better believe that this is at the forefront of his mind at all times.
She is a werewolf at full moon, a vegetarian for the rest of the month.
home.online.no /~a-haa/html/karakterer.html   (978 words)

  
 Allscifi.com Book Review
Captain Samuel Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is planning on retiring from the watch for good, because he's going to mary Lady Sybil Ramkin and become a gentleman.
Unfortunately, he must go back on duty, because an unlicensed assasin is traveling around with a dangerous new weapon, a device called a "gonne", and several people have been murdered by it
www.allscifi.com /BookRView.asp?BRID=86937   (171 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Guards! Guards!: Books
Alcoholic Vimes, corpulent coward Sergeant Colon and barely human runt Nobby are joined by the huge, innocent new Watch recruit Carrot (a dwarf by adoption), as Ankh-Morpork city enters a reign of terror.
And that's a real problem for Captain Vimes, who must tramp the mean streets of the naked city looking for a seventy-foot-long fire-breathing dragon which, he believes, can help him with his enquiries.
That's the joy of the Watch novels, as well as the Witch and Death ones, and a few one-shot protagonists like Teppic in PYRAMIDS.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0575070714   (747 words)

  
 Discworld Oracle
A Member of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, Corporal 'Nobby' Nobbs is the only human on the discworld to have to carry around with him a certificate to prove his species.
The Commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, Vimes manages to maintain his anti-authoritarian streak despite being an authority figure himself.
The Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, Vetinari is responsible for ensuring the continued smooth running of the city, and keeping the various guilds in line.
www.lspace.nildram.co.uk /dw_Humans.html   (392 words)

  
 The Fifth Elephant (Discworld Novel S.) Book at Shop Ireland
Now the Duke of Ankh- Morpork, he's married into the city's aristocracy.
Ironically, Sam is also supported by some of his mates from the Watch, Detritus the Troll and forensic expert Cheery Littlebottom, a Dwarf.
I hope to see more of Lady Margolotta, and given what Lady Sybil reveals late in the book, I'm really looking forward to the next Discworld novel that features the Watch.
www.shopireland.ie /books/reviews/0552146161   (1271 words)

  
 Night Watch
Without giving too much away, Nightwatch, the 27th in the Discworld set, centres around Sam Vimes of the City Watch and is mostly set in the past, but with a twist faintly reminiscent of The Terminator films.
It follows Sam Vimes (Or His Grace Commander Sir Samuel Vimes the Duke of Ankh) as, by a freak accident, he and a murderer he is pursuing are thrown back in time to an old and dystopian Ankh-Morpork.
When the time is right, Night Watch is exquisitely funny, though for the most part this is maybe the blackest and bleakest Discworld novel.
www.travelingo.org /books/0552148997   (912 words)

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