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Wyrd Sisters (1988)

by Terry Pratchett

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Series: Discworld: Witches (2), Discworld (6)

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The Ramtops are suffering from a situation strangely reminiscent of Shakespeare's "Scottish play." Can Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and young witch Magrat set the kingdom to rights before the usurper banishes all witches?
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Loved it. The three witches and Death are fun characters whose hilarious escapades are always enchanting. ( )
  LoriFox | Oct 24, 2020 |
When treachery deprives Lancre of almost all of its ( )
  Ravenwood1984 | Oct 13, 2020 |
My other favorite so far (tied with Mort). Based on the three witches in MacBeth. Some of the dialogue between the three is just brilliant, and the whole story was delightful.
  librarymeanslove | Oct 1, 2020 |
Wizard have all the fun, but the witches take the show and run.
I like Shakespeare and when it get mix up with Discsworld anything can happen. ( )
  AnnaBookcritter | Sep 15, 2020 |
Wizard have all the fun, but the witches take the show and run.
I like Shakespeare and when it get mix up with Discsworld anything can happen. ( )
  AnnaBookcritter | Sep 15, 2020 |
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Terry Pratchettprimary authorall editionscalculated
Brandhorst, AndreasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cholewa, Piotr W.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Couton, PatrickTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Imrie, CeliaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Imrie, CeliaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kantůrek, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kidd, TomCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kirby, JoshCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Macía, CristinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Salmenoja, MargitTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The wind howled. Lightning stabbed at the earth erratically, like an inefficient assassin.
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The duke had a mind that ticked like a clock and, like a clock, it regularly went cuckoo.
"Actors," said Granny, witheringly. "As if the world weren't full of enough history without inventing more."
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The Ramtops are suffering from a situation strangely reminiscent of Shakespeare's "Scottish play." Can Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and young witch Magrat set the kingdom to rights before the usurper banishes all witches?

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Witches are not by nature gregarious, and they certainly don’t have leaders.

Granny Weatherwax was the most highly-regarded of the leaders they didn’t have.

But even she found that meddling in royal politics was a lot more difficult than certain playwrights would have you believe…
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