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Witches Abroad


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Be careful what you wish for... Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother named Desiderata who had a good heart, a wise head, and poor planning skills-which unfortunately 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 broomsticks and make for far-distant Genua to ensure the servant girl doesn't marry the Prince. But the road to Genua is bumpy, and along the way the trio of witches encounters the occasional vampire, werewolf, and falling house (well this is a fairy tale, after all). The trouble really begins once these reluctant foster-godmothers arrive in Genua and must outwit their power-hungry counterpart who'll stop at nothing to achieve a proper "happy ending"-even if it means destroying a kingdom.

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Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing today.He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already'.He was appointed OBE in 1998 and his first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.Witches Abroad is the twelfth novel in his phenomenally successful Discworld series.

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"'A true orginal among contemporary writers'" The Times "'His jokes are the best thing since Wodehouse. His comic footnotes are still glorious'" The Times "'Pratchett's writing is a constant delight. No-one mixes the fantastical and mundane to better comic effect or offers sharper insights into the absurdities of modern endeavour'" Daily Mail
EAN: 9780552134651
ISBN: 0552134651
Untertitel: A Discworld Novel. 'Corgi Books'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Transworld Publ. Ltd UK
Seitenanzahl: 285 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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