Witches Abroad

Witches Abroad

A Novel of Discworld

eBook - 2007
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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 unforunately 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.
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2007.
ISBN: 9780061433924
0061433926
9780061433931
0061433934
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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baldimom
May 28, 2017

Anyone else having problems with the links to footnotes in the ePub version? Just checked this out and I'm super frustrated already. Would switch to a print copy, but I guess KCLS doesn't have one. Aargh!

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RogueJen
Aug 31, 2016

Witches Abroad was my introduction to Discworld and continues to be one of my favorite Discworld novels. The witches themselves are delightful, and the tension between witches and godmothers enjoyable.

ChristchurchLib Nov 23, 2015

Humorous Fantasy. Rival fairy godmothers Desiderata Hollows and Lady Lilith de Tempscire have radically different destinies in mind for their godchild Emberella, a servant girl of Genua who will one day marry a prince (or not, if Desiderata has her way). Although Desiderata's sudden death suggests that Lilith's love of happily-ever-after (no matter what) will prevail, an emergency intervention on the part of witches Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg ensures that nothing goes to plan -- anyone's plan. Although it's the 12th book in the late Terry Pratchett's phenomenally popular Discworld series, Witches Abroad stands on its own. Fantasy newsletter November 2015

neko Aug 22, 2009

Meet a good witch and an evil witch, toss in a cat, and relatives and you are off on another adventure.

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bookherder
Jun 12, 2008

My favourite of the '3 Witches' books.

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bookherder
Jun 12, 2008

The 3 Witches take a tour through fairy-tale land, ending up in a magic kingdom ruled by Granny Weatherwax's sister, and opposed by a voodoo queen

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