Nomes Trilogy

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A trilogy of novels for younger readers by Terry Pratchett, consisting of Truckers, Diggers and Wings.

It begins with a small (and shrinking) tribe of Nomes, tiny people who live in woodland near a motorway. Among their few and valued possessions is the Thing, a black cube that is reputed to talk and give good advice.

And one day it does talk, and reveals that it knows the true history of Nomes, how they came to be where they are, and how they can get Home.

There's just one or two small problems they need to overcome first...


Truckers has been adapted for television by Cosgrove Hall animation. A movie version is in Development Hell.

Tropes used in Nomes Trilogy include:

"And Grimma said, We have two choices. We can run, or we hide. And they said, Which shall we do? She said, We shall Fight."

The TV series provides examples of:[edit | hide | hide all]

  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Granny Morky does this to one of the Bandits, flooring him with a punch while he's showing off his skills.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Thames TV released the series as a feature length version on VHS shortly after it came out, yet various rights issues have prevented ITV Plc. from releasing a DVD version