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Wyrd Sisters: A Novel of Discworld

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ISBN13: 9780061020667
ISBN10: 0061020664
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Terry Pratchetts fantasy classic Wyrd Sisters, a novel in the Discworld series, is the story of Granny Weatherwax, the most highly regarded non-leader a coven of non-social witches could ever have.

Generally, these loners don't get involved in anything, mush less royal intrigue. but then there are those times they can't help it. As Granny Weatherwax is about to discover, though, it's a lot harder to stir up trouble in the castle than some theatrical types would have you think. Even when you've got a few unexpected spells up your sleeve.

Granny Weatherwax teams with two other witches — Nanny Ogg and Margat Garlick - as an unlikely alliance to save a prince and restore him to the throne of Lancre, in a tale that borrows — or is it parodies — some of William Shakespeare's best-loved works.

Review:

"Pratchett has now moved beyond the limits of humorous fantasy, and should be recognized as One of the More Significant Contemporary English Language Satirists." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Truly original....Discworld is more complicated and satisfactory than OZ....Brilliant!" A. S. Byatt

Synopsis:

Terry's Pratchett's profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestsellers in England, where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.

Meet Granny Weatherwax, the most highly regarded non-leader a coven of non-social witches could ever have. Generally, these loners don't get involved in anything, mush less royal intrigue. but then there are those times they can't help it. As Granny Weatherwax is about to discover, though, it's a lot harder to stir up trouble in the castle than some theatrical types would have you think. Even when you've got a few unexpected spells up your sleeve.

About the Author

With sales of over 30 million copies, Terry Pratchett's brilliantly funny and subtly wise books have been translated into more than 25 languages.

In addition to his novels about the fantastic flat planet Discworld, Mr. Pratchett has written several children's books, including the Bromeliad Trilogy and the books about Johnny Maxwell: Only You Can Save Mankind, Johnny and the Bomb, and Johnny and the Dead.

Mr. Pratchett won the Carnegie Medal for his first young adult novel set in Discworld, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, which was also named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, one of the New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing, and a Bank Street College Children's Book Committee Book of Outstanding Merit.

Mr. Pratchett lives in the English chalk country.

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JaneBePe, November 3, 2014 (view all comments by JaneBePe)
Terry Pratchett has written many, many books. IMO, his books with male main characters are OK but his books with female main characters (especially the witches) are really funny! (On second thought, the ones about the Ank-Morpork watch, which are primarily male, are also very good.) At first I thought that was because I am female, but my husband feels the same way, so I don't know what to attribute it to. Any of the witch books are great, but this was the first one, so I always recommend that people start here.
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James Raglin, May 30, 2010 (view all comments by James Raglin)
Terry Pratchett has fun with so much; Shakespear, Death, Ghost, and Theater to name a few. Granny Weatherax and her little coven get center stage in this one, and it is laugh out loud funny.
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Kirsten, August 17, 2006 (view all comments by Kirsten)
This is really great stuff! I loved all the references to Macbeth, and Granny Weatherwax is definitely a favorite. As so often happens to me with Terry Pratchett novels, I had assumed I'd read this one before, and was pleasantly surprised to discover it was new to me.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061020667
Publisher:
HarTorch
Location:
New York
Author:
Victor, Gollancz
Author:
Gollancz, Victor
Author:
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Author:
by Terry Pratchett and Victor Gollancz
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Discworld (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Occult fiction
Subject:
Discworld
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Series Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
MassMktPB
Series:
P.S.
Series Volume:
06
Publication Date:
February 1, 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.68x6.69x.79 in. .30 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Harpertorch - English 9780061020667 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Pratchett has now moved beyond the limits of humorous fantasy, and should be recognized as One of the More Significant Contemporary English Language Satirists."
"Review" by , "Truly original....Discworld is more complicated and satisfactory than OZ....Brilliant!"
"Synopsis" by , Terry's Pratchett's profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestsellers in England, where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.

Meet Granny Weatherwax, the most highly regarded non-leader a coven of non-social witches could ever have. Generally, these loners don't get involved in anything, mush less royal intrigue. but then there are those times they can't help it. As Granny Weatherwax is about to discover, though, it's a lot harder to stir up trouble in the castle than some theatrical types would have you think. Even when you've got a few unexpected spells up your sleeve.

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