It seemed an easy job... After all, how difficult could it be to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince?
But for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, travelling to the distant city of Genua, things are never that simple...
Servant girls have to marry the prince. That's what life is all about. You can't fight a Happy Ending.
At least - up until now ...
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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 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.
Sir Terry Pratchett, the author of over three dozen novels, is one of the worlds best-selling novelists writing in the English language. His books have sold more than 65 milllion copies worldwide. In addition to his phenomenaland hugely popularDiscworld series for adults, Terry is the beloved author several childrens books. He was awarded Britains highest honor for a childrens novel, the Carnegie Medal. In 2008, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to literature. Terry lives in England, where he writes all the time. The characters and setting of THE TIFFANY ACHING ADVENTURES are dear to the authors heart, reflecting (obliquely) much of his own childhood in Englands Chalk countrythe part of the country where he still lives today. Mr. Pratchett and his wife, Lyn, have one grown daughter and many cats. Anyone can find out more about Terry at Harpers own website: terrypratchettbooks.com. In 2008, Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers Disease.