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Witches Abroad

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  • Title: Witches Abroad
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN: 9780061809729
  • Page: 254
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[PDF] Read ☆ Witches Abroad : by Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad Be careful what you wish forOnce upon a time there was a fairy godmother named Desiderata who had a good heart a wise head and poor planning skills which unforunately left the Princess Emberella in the care of her other not quite so good and wise godmother when DEATH came for Desiderata So now it s up to Magrat Garlick Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg to hop on brBe careful what [PDF] Read ☆ Witches Abroad : by Terry Pratchett - Witches Abroad, Witches Abroad Be careful what you wish forOnce upon a time there was a fairy godmother named Desiderata who had a good heart a wise head and poor planning skills which unforunately left the Princess Emberella in

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About "Terry Pratchett"

  1. Terry Pratchett

    Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983 In 1987, he turned to writing full time There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, 2006 and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, 2006 In 2008, Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October 2011 Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in 1999, the University of Portsmouth in 2001, the University of Bath in 2003, the University of Bristol in 2004, Buckinghamshire New University in 2008, the University of Dublin in 2008, Bradford University in 2009, the University of Winchester in 2009, and The Open University in 2013 for his contribution to Public Service.In Dec of 2007, Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March 2015.

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  1. Hilarious.This made me think of the 1988 John Landis film starring Eddie Murphy Coming to America Not that either story are very much similar at all, except that the most charismatic part of each was the mesmerizing interaction between the characters Just as Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall who each played multiple characters were the most enjoyable part of that otherwise mediocre film, so too does the dialogue between Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Og, and Magrat Garlick make this 1991 Pratchett Discwor [...]


  2. Best in Witches series so far I won t bother with review instead here are some of my favorite quotesPeople think that stories are shaped by people In fact, it s the other way aroundPeople whose wishes get granted often don t turn out to be very nice people.Wisdom is one of the few things that looks bigger the further away it is.You can t go around building a better world for people Only people can build a better world for people Otherwise it s just a cage.Humanity s a nice place to visit, but yo [...]


  3. Woo hoo Witches on a roadtrip The gals go on an adventure to stop a wedding, and end up learning what a pain in the posterior it is to travel by broomstick.Along the way, they indulge in bananana flavored cocktails and some riverboat gambling, enjoy the running of the bulls, and hop into some fairy tales where they proceed to right wrongs, fix obvious mistakes, and threaten woodcutters.The three enchantresses may just be able to stop Emberella from attending the ball IF they can avoid the fallin [...]


  4. This is the third book in the Witches subseries of Discworld The last time I enjoyed a Discworld book this much was when I read the second Witches book, Wyrd Sisters I m not sure if I m far enough into Discworld to proclaim my favorite subseries yet, but Witches is the top contender As with the previous Witches book, this story focuses primarily on the characters of Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Through a series of events, the three are led to journey to a distant country to deal with [...]


  5. We re her godmothers, said Granny That s right, said Nanny Ogg We ve got a wand, too, said Magrat But you hate godmothers, Mistress Weatherwax, said Mrs Gogol We re the other kind, said Granny We re the kind that gives people what they know they really need, not what we think they ought to want The witches Granny, Nanny, and Magrat are being sent on a mission the ward of Desidarata needs help to free herself from the malevolent influence of a mysterious force it s to do with mirrors and frogs an [...]


  6. Oh I forgot how much fun this book was Traveling with the witches had me laughing nonstop while thinking about how travelers behave and appear to others And all the things about stories and their desire to happen and end So good


  7. Witches Abroad is the 12th Discworld novel by Sir Terry Pratchett The thing about Discworld is that you don t necessarily have to read his books in order They all take place in the same world, and all the characters pop up and make cameos in each other s stories, but it doesn t really matter But of course, along with having that thing where I can t quit things, I also have that thing where I have to read things in order One would think being at 12 would be an accomplishment, and one would normal [...]


  8. Carrying on with this series and with my healthy exercises I love reading this sub series because I can relate so well with Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg This time it seems that Pratchett was spoofing a number of fairy tales Might not take me long to finish this book.Day 13 Back to the excersising, and my husband calling out the exercises for meDay 14 I hate that I have to have privacy to excercise I used to be in Martial Arts and Self defense, and have found out just how hard it is to get bac [...]


  9. Witches are abroad and they re sending the Disc s first postcards Book twelve in the series and Pratchett turns his Discworld funhouse mirror on the matter of destiny and the nature of storytelling, and specifically the nature of fairy tales The Disc s magic field does strange things with what we humans consider commonplace and every day ideas, so when the fanciful Disneylike idea of a Fairy Godmother germinates in the fertile grounds of Genua all bets are off But then there isn t much that can [...]


  10. The Complete Discworld RereadFirst things first, I must say my reading comprehension has gone up by quite a lot since I started reviewing all the books I read For instance I know I have read Witches Abroad a half dozen times in my life and never once realized that the Cinderella of the story Emberella was of mixed heritage In no way does this affect the story or the review, just jumped out at me for the first time.Anyway.Another book following Granny Weatherwax so you must know I am all in Conti [...]


  11. 4.5 This is a story about stories Or what it really means to be a fairy godmother But it s also, particularly, about reflections and mirrors When Desirata Hollow dies, she leaves her wand to Magrat Garlick With it, Magrat inherits an obligation to help Princess Emberella not to marry a prince What Magrat doesn t know is that the princess has two godmothers, one good and one bad Another important thing in Desirata s will is whatever happens, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg must not help her We al [...]


  12. 4 Stars.This is the third Witches book in Pratchett s Discworld series and delivers everything you would expect from a Discworld story adventure, malapropisms galore, double entendres, a general air of silliness and an underlying lesson about the nature of life.Granny Weatherwax is my favorite Discworld character, but Nanny Ogg is now a very close second with her ribald jokes and songs and her ability to hold her liquor I ve also become rather fond of Magrat, wet hen though she is If you haven t [...]


  13. It s not staying in the same place that s the problem, said Nanny It s not letting your mind wander Witches Abroad is one of the most entertaining Discworld novels so far, if reading chronologically, in which Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat set off on an adventure to stop a peasant girl, Emberella, from marrying a prince Along the way the witches encounter many stories, including one with a girl in a red riding hood and a rather confused big bad wolf Not to worry though, the three witch [...]


  14. I ve completed 6 Discworld titles so far The Wee Free Men,The Color of Magic, Equal Rites, Mort, Sourcery,Wyrd Sisters and I have to say this is my very favorite one thus far I love the way Terry Pratchett takes things that most of us can relate to, such as traveling abroad, and turns them into hilarious and at the same time fantastic Discworld adventures The three Lancre witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat are some of my favorite characters in the whole series, not to mention Nanny [...]


  15. The first of the Discworld novels I have read publication order, mostly, but I skipped Reaper Man and will be going back to that one next that I have finished and immediately thought Everything about that was absolutely perfect The easy chemistry between Nanny and Granny is not only hilarious but unerringly truthful in a way that most fictional friendships aren t How often do Nanny and Granny think something negative about one another but wisely keep their mouths shut about it in the moment This [...]


  16. I love all the witches, but Nanny was my favourite in this one It is now my goal in life to become as good at foreign as she is.Gooden day, big feller mine host Trois beers pour favour avec us, silver plate.


  17. More fun with Granny Weatherwax friends as they travel to foreign parts to stop a fairy godmother from making people have happily ever afters, whether it s wanted or not Loved it.


  18. Pantolon ha dedi Nine fkeyle ey, tam olarak bildi imiz pant Ve burada seni izleyen erkekler var dedi Nine Utan verici Hani utan dedi Ogg Ana, arkadan h zla yakla arak Orada duran sevgili Magrat Sar msak, bacaklar n ay rm , dedi Nine, burnunu havaya kald rarak Gen adam n ad n ve adresini als n da, dedi Ogg Ana sevimli sevimli Ogg Ana dedi Magrat Bence olduk a rahat g r n yorlar, diye devam etti Ogg Ana Ama biraz bol Benim ho uma gitmedi, dedi Nine Herkes bacaklar n g rebiliyor Hay r, g remiyorlar [...]



  19. I m getting used to the fact that the Witches Collection is not a consecutive story like The City Watch was, at least not really There isn t really one overarching theme, except to play around with story tropes, shake them up, traumatize and scare them, make fun of them when they cry and then send them back home with a lolly pop The Witches series is hilarious I love these characters and how much we re getting to know them and how comical and even slightly idiotic they seem, yet how poignant the [...]


  20. Witches Abroad Terry Pratchett July 24, 2014Travel does broaden the mind It enables you to see a greater variety of nuttiness The witches are my favorite characters in Discworld July 29, 2016Ten years ago I went on a business trip to Balti, and got to meet an until then imaginary friend from the defunct book site Readerville It was lovely, not least of what was so charming was meeting my friend s adult daughter who was charming and witty and shared her mother s taste in Pratchett books My kids w [...]


  21. Not my favorite among Pratchett s books but it s an OK novel The old godmother Desiderata dies and leaves her wand and instructions to the youngest of the local witches, Magrat According to Desiderata s will, Magrat must travel to Genua to stop a young girl from marrying a prince Of course, the two older witches, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, tag along This tale is divided into two distinct parts The first part is studded with empty chatter and surface humor The witches visit foreign parts , [...]



  22. What happens when provincial professionals take a business trip and must reconcile the fact that things aren t quite done the same everywhere This story shows that a good working knowledge and belief in oneself and abilities can adapt even when the language and lexiconchanges.Ok, the plot is about a witch who inherits the position of fairy godmother and must stop a princess marrying a prince in a faraway kingdom The previous FG knew she d need help so she employed headology to make sure her repl [...]


  23. Terry Pratcett delivers yet another absoloutely fantastic sci fi book It s smart, and quick and funny and delivers a great message if you read between the lines and look past the one liners Also it gives a great big punch to all those fairy tale cliches that we love to hate so if you re a fan of his work this is a great read.


  24. Once upon a time, in a continent far, far away, there exists a desire for fairy tales and happily ever after s The united lands of the kingdom scoured for a godmother and found Pratchett The End At this point in the series, each book starts to blend in a little at the edges Not that they are indistinct but rather becoming very distinctly interconnected like a web overlaid A book I am reading is not just a book published at a particular point in time, but a moment in the continuum of storytelling [...]


  25. Durch den 12 Band der Discworld Reihe war ich dank seines Wortwitzes und meiner drei liebsten Hexen Oma Wetterwachs, Nanny Ogg und Magrat Knoblauch ruckzuck durch.Die gute Fee Desiderata Hohlig stirbt und macht ausgerechnet Magrat zu ihrer Nachfolgerin, indem sie ihr ihren Zauberstab hinterl sst und ihr den Auftrag erteilt, nach Gennua zu reisen, um dort die Hochzeit zwischen dem Stubenm dchen Elsa und dem dortigen Prinzen zu verhindern Nat rlich machen sich Oma und Nanny samt ihrem Kater Greebo [...]



  26. Definitely a favourite among the Witches sub series of Discworld.First off, i am quite certain that introducing Discworld into my reading by first tackling Mort series has greatly increased my enjoyment reading the rest of the DW books Death has a unique way of interjecting himself into the plot always and i just smile and giggle and laugh out everytime he is in the pages of the book He s such a charmer, the old bones This book follows Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick flying thro [...]


  27. Wasn t all that keen on another Witches novel so soon But I ended up enjoying this one very much Mostly read it in the mornings Just after waking A few minutes each day Waking up with Pratchett It was a very good experiment in ways of reading With interesting results.A few minutes with Pratchett each morning really did set a tone for the day The days I didn t do the reading were markedly less enjoyable days on the whole Mornings with Pratchett gave me much better days, throughout the day Going t [...]


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