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Terry Pratchett

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Corgi Childrens

Published : 2006

Copyright : Terry & Lyn Pratchett 2006

ISBN-10 : PB 0-55255-369-7
ISBN-13 : PB 978-055255-369-8

Publisher's Write-Up

Tiffany Aching put one foot wrong, made one little mistake…

And now the spirit of winter is in love with her. He gives her snowflakes and icebergs, says it with avalanches and showers her with snowflakes – which is tough when you're 13, but also just a little bit… cool.

And just because the Wintersmith wants to marry you is no excuse for neglecting the chores. So she must look after Miss Treason, who's 113 and has far too many eyes, learn the secret of Boffo, catch Horace the cheese, stop Annagramma Hawkin from becoming an embarrassment to all witches, avoid Nanny Ogg giving her a lecture on sex, stop the gods from seeing her in the bath -


– oh yes, and be helped by the Nac Mac Feegles, whether she wants it or not.

It's unfair, but as Granny Weatherwax says, no one ever said it was going to be. And if Tiffany doesn't work it all out, there will never be another springtime…

A glorious and exuberant fantasy tale, crackling with energy and humour, Wintersmith is the third tale in a sequence about Tiffany Aching and the Wee Free Men.

Set on the Discworld.

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Review by M. Mallop (270108) Rating (8/10)

Review by M. Mallop
Rating 8/10
I picked up this book with care, I picked up this book as a hardened Pratchett fan, I pick up this book and thought "Oh, dear I haven't read the first in the trilogy and it's supposed to be children's Pratchett", When I put down the book I ate my words, hat and all!

Pratchett never fails to deliver, joining the cast of his much love witches: Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Og this time is Tiffany, a teenage witch who unknowingly enchants the spirit of winter into falling head over heels in love with her.

Pratchett's dry wit and observational humour flows through the pages and out through your mouth in chuckles. Did he get lost somewhere along the way forgetting it was a children's series? yes I think so, does it matter? Not one jot!

Tiffany's adventures are always followed closely by the 'Wee Free Men', who pass more than a striking resemblance to those from the Scottish culture. Pratchett stereotypical wit and sarcasm is delivered in a way only he can get away with.

If you enjoy relaxation and laughter then pick up this Pratchett, it's gentle pace and less complex storyline than can sometimes be apparent helps make this an enjoyable read for hardened fans and novice peruses. This book even has a character called Horace who is a cheese - what more can anyone ask for?.
M. Mallop (27th January 2008)

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