Wintersmith

Wintersmith : Black Cover Adult Edition

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Tiffany Aching put one foot wrong, made one little mistake ...And now the spirit of winter is in love with her. He gives her roses and icebergs, says it with avalanches and showers her with snowflakes - which is tough when you're 13, but also just a little bit ...cool. And just because the Wintersmith wants to marry you is no excuse for neglecting your chores. So Tiffany must look after Miss Treason, who's 113 and has far too many eyes, learn the secret of Boffo, catch Horace the cheese, stop the gods from seeing her in the bath - 'Crivens!' Oh, yes, and be helped by the Nac Mac Feegles - whether she wants it or not. But if Tiffany doesn't work it all out, there will never be another springtime ...show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 25mm | 274g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ill
  • 0552158380
  • 9780552158381
  • 126,147

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"Pratchett's one-liners, the comic dialogue of the Feegles, the satire about teenagers and the credulousness of the ordinary folk make for a characteristically entertaining mix." -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times "Oodles of dry wit, imagination and shrewdly observed characters" Independent on Sunday "Terry Pratchett kicks the bejaysus out of JK Rowling...If you haven't read Pratchett before then give yourself a treat and buy this book." In Dublin "Exhuberant energy and humour..." Children's Bookseller "Sure to be as popular with both children and adults as all his other books." Croydon Advertisershow more

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.show more

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"Oodles of dry wit, imagination and shrewdly observed characters"show more

Back cover copy

'She's danced her way into the oldest story there is, and the only way out is through the end' Every action has a consequence. Even small, spontaneous, perhaps involuntary ones. And as a result of one such action, life for Tiffany Aching is about to get very complicated. By dancing with a charismatic stranger, she has inadvertently begun a sequence of tumultuous events from which she cannot escape. But it's not just Tiffany who will suffer the consequences of that supposedly innocent dance: it's everyone who has expectations of the routines of life - that day will follow night, and that spring will follow winter. Because nature must be allowed to take its course... 'Pratchett is great, not because he doesn't know where to stop but because he knows where not to stop. He packs teenage sexuality, elemental mystery, and outright mystery into the same space...In every sense, fantastic' Independent 'Pratchett's one-liners, the comic dialogue, the satire about teenagers and the credulousness of ordinary folk make for a characteristically entertaining mix' Sunday Timesshow more

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