Witches Abroad

You can't fight a Happy Ending, especially when it comes with glass slippers and a rival Fairy Godmother who has made Destiny an offer it can't refuse. ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Witches Abroad is ...

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407034804

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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'No one mixes the fantastical and mundane to better comic effect or offers sharper insights into the absurdities of modern endeavour' Daily Mail The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . Fairy godmothers develop a very deep understanding about human nature, which makes the good ones kind and the bad ones powerful. Inheriting a fairy godmother role seemed an easy job . . . After all, how difficult could it be to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince? Quite hard, actually, even for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick. That's the problem with real life – it tends to get in the way of a good story, and a good story is hard to resist. Servant girls have to marry the prince, whether they want to or not. You can't fight a Happy Ending, especially when it comes with glass slippers and a rival Fairy Godmother who has made Destiny an offer it can't refuse. ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Witches Abroad is the third book in the Witches series.

The Triumph of the Moon

59. For especially clear examples of his exploration of religious issues , see
Small Gods ( 1992 ) and Hogfather ( 1996 ) . His trilogy which affectionately
satirizes Wicca is Wyrd Sisters ( 1988 ) , Witches Abroad ( 1991 ) , and Lords and
Ladies ...

Author: Ronald Hutton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198827369

Category: History

Page: 544

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A fully updated new edition of Ronald Hutton's classic history of modern pagan witchcraft, published to mark the twentieth anniversary of this landmark text. Triumph of the Moon presents an authoritative insight into an aspect of modern cultural history which has attracted sensational publicity but has hitherto been little understood.

The Captain of the Guard

Ay , and a night to try men's mettle if there be witches abroad . " “ Soho ! ” said
Gray , gaily ; we have left the most perilous witches behind us , with old Abbot
John , of Tongland ; but assuredly one is safer in a gaberlunzie's canvas
gaberdine ...

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Short Stories

... o' ther mighty cur'ous pranks, when he was young an' cavortin' 'roun' ther
mountains." Although Buck might harbor the superstitions of his fathers, he was
no coward, and despite the thought that there might be " Hallowe'en witches "
abroad, ...

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The Lakeside Monthly

My granny used to say there was witches abroad on such a night as this . " "
Witches , child ! I hope you ' re not so silly as to believe in witches ? Good Lord !
What was that ? " And Miss Penniman started to her feet , for a heavy blow on the
front ...

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The Theory of Narrative Causality

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Steven Lawrence Yeoman

Katharine , ” said Lord Petres at last , “ are witches abroad to - night , I wonder , or
are fatigue and weakness only evolving ocular illusions before me ? Who , and
what , in God's name ! is this apparition that for ever starts up before my sight ?

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Temple Bar

Katharine , ” said Lord Petres at last , “ are witches abroad to - night , I wonder , or
are fatigue and weakness only evolving occular illusions before me ? Who , and
what , in God's name ! is this apparition that for ever starts up before my sight ?

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Temple House

There must have been witches abroad that night . " Sebastian shuddered ,
sprang up , and averted his face . “ The spell was broken then , " continued Argus
, “ for both of us . My life has not been the same , and I regret that I did not sooner
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Discworld and Philosophy

... The Wizard of Oz, among others—to produce together the overall ending she
desires, which is that Ella “have beauty and power and marry a prince” (11–14).
Witches Abroad is also a story about “what it means to be a fairy godmother” (5).

Author: Nicolas Michaud

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812699238

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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In Discworld, unlike our own frustrating Roundworld, everything makes sense. The world is held up by elephants standing on the back of a swimming turtle who knows where he’s going, the sun goes round the world every day, so it doesn’t have to be very hot, and things always happen because someone intends them to happen. Millions of fans are addicted to Pratchett’s Discworld, and the interest has only intensified since Pratchett’s recent death and the release of his final Discworld novel, The Shepherd’s Crown, in September 2015. The philosophical riches of Discworld are inexhaustible, yet the brave explorers of Discworld and Philosophy cover a lot of ground. From discussion of Moist von Lipwig’s con artistry showing the essential con of the financial system, to the examination of everyone’s favorite Discworld character, the murderous luggage, to the lawless Mac Nac Feegles and what they tell us about civil government, to the character Death as he appears in several Discworld novels, Discworld and Philosophy gives us an in-depth treatment of Pratchett’s magical universe. Other chapters look at the power of Discworld’s witches, the moral viewpoint of the golems, how William de Worde’s newspaper illuminates the issue of censorship, how fate and luck interact to shape our lives, and why the more simple and straightforward Discworld characters are so much better at seeing the truth than those with enormous intellects but little common sense.

Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld

(Thinking about Witches Abroad right now?) The Tradition—the magical force
that propels heroes and heroines alike down a traditional path laid out in other
fairy tales—wars against Elena's plans. Lily Weatherwax, had she been present,
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Author: Linda Washington

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429934883

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 288

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A fascinating guide to the international bestselling Discworld series and the award-winning The Wee Free Men—soon to be a major motion picture Before J. K. Rowling became the best-selling author in Britain, Terry Pratchett wore that hat. With over 45 million books sold, Pratchett is an international phenomenon. His brainchild is the Discworld series—novels he began as parodies of other works like Macbeth, Faust, and The Arabian Nights. The Wee Free Men, one of Pratchett's most popular novels, will be made into a movie by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi. It's the story of 9-year-old wannabe witch Tiffany Aching, who unites with the Nac Mac Feegle (6-inch-tall blue men who like to fight and love to drink) to free her brother from an evil fairy queen. A fun, interactive guide that will explore the land of Discword, Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld is filled with sidebars, mythology trivia, and includes a bio of the fascinating author Terry Pratchett, and an in-depth analysis of his work. This unofficial guide is a great resource for readers of The Wee Free Men and the other books of the Discworld series.

Witchcraft

Witches Abroad A Strange Report of Sixe most notorious Witches, who by their
divelish practises murdred above the number of foure hundred small Children:
besides the great hurtes they committed upon divers other people: Who for the ...

Author: Barbara Rosen

Publisher: Taplinger Publishing Company

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Category: Witchcraft

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Pandora s Handbag

The witches are the main players in three of the best Discworld novels Wyrd
Sisters , Witches Abroad and Lords and Ladies . Wyrd Sisters plays with the plot
of Macbeth . One of the pleasures of the books is the way in which literary
classics ...

Author: Elizabeth Young

Publisher: Serpents Tail

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Category: Education

Page: 366

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For many years, Elizabeth Young has been one of the few critics in England to champion new writing and the avant-garde. Pandora's Handbag is a unique combination of autobiography, commentary, published journalism and writer's guide for would-be Arts journalists. A riveting read, the book contains revealing interviews with Herbert Huncke, Jayne County, Dennis Cooper, Edward Gorey and Poppy Z. Brite, amongst others. o Flyer Mailing to American fiction departments o Ad in The Nation Elizabeth Young is a critic, arts journalist, and the co-author of Shopping in Space: Essays on American "Blank Generation" Fiction published by Grove Atlantic.

Something about the Author

Witches Abroad , Gollancz , 1991 , Roc , 1993 . Small Gods ... In " genres
assailed by shoddiness , mediocrity , and ... the endless series , " asserted Locus
critic Faren Miller in a review of Witches Abroad , “ Pratchett is never shoddy , and
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Author: Hile

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810322929

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

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Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

New Statesman Society

The newest paperback edition now tends to be two behind the latest hardcover
— which in this case is Witches Abroad (Gollancz, £13.99). This time last year
Pratchett was the only adult novelist with three books in the top hundred best-
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The Witches Trilogy

A collection of three of the author's Discworld novels - Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters and Witches Abroad - that feature the characters Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrit Garlick.

Author: Terry Pratchett

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ISBN: 9780575058965

Category: Fantasy - Other worlds

Page: 592

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A collection of three of the author's Discworld novels - Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters and Witches Abroad - that feature the characters Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrit Garlick.

Popular Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers

Author: Rebecca L. Thomas

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Presents librarians and teachers with information on more than seven hundred fiction series for children in middle school and high school, providing annotations, a listing of titles, important characters, genre, author biography, and major themes.

The Golden Bough pt VII Balder the beautiful the fire festivals of Euorpe and the doctrine of the external soul 1930

143 Night , witches abroad on , i . 159 sq . ; a witching time , 295 i precautions
against witches on , ii . 20 n . ; witches active on , 73 , 74 Wangen in Baden ,
Lenten fire - custom at , i . 117 Wanyamwezi , their belief as to wounded
crocodiles , ii .

Author: James George Frazer

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Category: Magic

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The Golden Bough pt VII Balder the beautiful

143 Night , witches abroad on , i . 159 sq . ; a witching time , 295 ; precautions
against witches on , ii . 30 n . ; witches active on , 73 , 74 Wangen in Baden ,
Lenten fire - custom at , i . 117 Wanyamwezi , their belief as to wounded
crocodiles , ii .

Author: Sir James George Frazer

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Balder the beautiful 2 v

143 Night , witches abroad on , i . 159 sq . ; a witching time , 295 ; precautions
against witches on , ii . 20 n . ; witches active on , 73 , 74 Wangen in Baden ,
Lenten fire - custom at , i . 117 Wanyamwezi , their belief as to wounded
crocodiles , ii .

Author: Sir James George Frazer

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