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Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett


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We thought it was essential to have at least one Terry Pratchett novel in our launch of our teenage and young adult category ‘NewGenâ. This one is Pratchett at his side-splitting best – itâs funny, itâs unputdownable and no one else writes quite like and has the imagination of this great man. Thereâs a risk that theyâll never be spring again when the spirit of winter falls in love with Tiffany Aching, a young witch who had acted out of place. With help from friends, Tiffany must sort everything out if she wants to make sure that flowers will bloom again. A beautiful fantasy from a prize-winning storyteller.

If you like Terry Pratchett you might also like to read books by Douglas Adams, Jasper Fforde and Tom Holt.


Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

When Tiffany Aching - young witch - steps into a dance she shouldn't, the spirit of winter falls in love with her. He gives her roses and icebergs, says it with avalanches and showers her with snowflakes - and suddenly winter is all around her. Tiffany must put the mess right - or there will never be another springtime.

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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 * The Sunday Times * 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 * The Children's Bookseller * Charming in every sense of the word. Beautifully written and at times highly comic, it is an extraordinary achievement * Books for Keeps * Sure to be as popular with both children and adults as all his other books * Croydon Advertiser *

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Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015) was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. He had his first story published when he was just thirteen, and after leaving school at seventeen to become a journalist he continued writing, publishing his first novel, The Carpet People, in 1971 and going on to produce the phenomenally successful Discworld and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad. His first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.

Terry Pratchett as well as numerous other books, winning many awards and becoming the UK’s bestselling author. He was appointed OBE in 1998.

He died in March 2015 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. You can find out more about his life and work at

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27th September 2007


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Random House Children's Books


384 pages


NewGen - YA Fiction
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Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)



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