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Lords and Ladies (Discworld) (original 1992; edition 1992)

by TERRY PRATCHETT

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Title:Lords and Ladies (Discworld)
Authors:TERRY PRATCHETT
Info:GOLLANCZ (1992), Hardcover, 288 pages
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Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett (1992)

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This is one of the few Terry Pratchett/Discworld novels that I haven't outright loved. It had all the same elements but it seemed a little scattered and for some reason it just didn't connect in the same way. However, the witches are in top form and the kingdom is hilarious. It's an enjoyable read but it wasn't keeping me on the edge of my seat and wanting to just listen a little more. It took me a decent amount of time to get through this one which is unusual for Pratchett books. ( )
  mmaestiho | Oct 29, 2018 |
Another Excellent book by Terry Pratchett! The witches have their hands full with the Lords and Ladies trying to come back through the barrier. Very interesting take on the fair folk. And also wisdom in looking back on ones own life and the paths one has chosen. ( )
  readafew | Oct 13, 2018 |
Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick are back and have to deal with an outbreak of crop circles, possibly caused by elves trying to break through to the real world, while Magrat finds out that King Verence means to marry her and make her queen. I love the Witches and all their story-lines; the characters are so wonderfully wise, silly, and funny that it doesn't matter which story they're in, they'll be great. The final face-off with the bees was very nicely foreshadowed. Wonderful series, which I will be listening/reading for a long time. ( )
  -Eva- | Jul 21, 2018 |
This is one of Pratchett's Witches book, the previous being Witches Abroad (1989).
In this book Magrat Garlick, the youngest of the 3, is to be married to King Verence and must learn how to Queen. Meanwhile the Lancre Morris Dancers are preparing for an entertainment for the wedding party and helped by much intake of alcohol (Scumble) they inadvertently awaken the Elves from within the stone circle. Elves are bad. But they have style and glamour which helps to win over the people of Lancre who don't really believe they're harmful. The witches know otherwise and along with Ridcully the slightly incompetent wizzard, who can't spell wizard properly, must set about convincing people about the true nature of said elves and doing something about them...

Utterly silly and typically Pratchett. Good stuff. ( )
  sf_addict | Jun 30, 2018 |
Slightly better than 3.5* but not as hilarious as the previous books in the Witches subseries. I liked the twist on Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" ( )
  leslie.98 | May 23, 2018 |
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In front of her [Nanny Ogg] the cat Greebo, glad to be home again, lay on his back with all four paws in the air, doing his celebrated something-found-in-the-gutter impersonation.
'I learned my craft from Nanny Gripes,' said Granny Weatherwax, 'who learned it from Goody Heggety, who got it from Nanna Plumb, who was taught it by Black Aliss, who --'

'So what you're saying is,' said Diamanda, loading the words into the sentence like cartridges in a chamber, 'that no one has actually learned anything new?'
Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.
Elves are marvelous. They cause marvels.
Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies.
Elves are glamorous. They project glamour.
Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment.
Elves are terrific. They beget terror.
The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.
No one ever said elves are nice.
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THE FAIRIES ARE BACK – BUT THIS TIME THEY DON’T JUST WANT YOUR TEETH…

Granny Weatherwax and her tiny coven are up against real elves.

It’s Midsummer Night.

No times for dreaming…

With full supporting cast of dwarfs, wizards, trolls, Morris dancers and one orang-utan. And lots of hey-nonny-nonny and blood all over the place.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061056928, Mass Market Paperback)

Although they may feature witches and wizards, vampires and dwarves, along with the occasional odd human, Terry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld novels are grounded firmly in the modern world. Taking humorous aim at all our foibles, each novel reveals our true character and nature.

It's a dreamy midsummer's night in the Kingdom of Lancre. But music and romance aren't the only things filling the air. Magic and mischief are afoot, threatening to spoil the royal wedding of King Verence and his favorite witch, Magrat Garlick. Invaded by some Fairie Trash, soon it won't be only champagne that's flowing through the streets ...

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Elves threaten the human kingdom of Lancre and the wedding between King Verence and witch Magrat Garlick, and it is up to three witches, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat, to save the day.

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