Review: Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett (1991 novel)

This typically entertaining Discworld novel sends the elderly witches Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, together with their younger colleague Magrat to a place rather like New Orleans to help a young woman rather like Cinderella avoid marrying a prince.

Half the fun is getting there, with the witches encountering dwarves, a vampire, a werewolf, and foreign food and drink, while Granny Weatherwax complains and Nanny Ogg cheerfully tries to “talk foreign” to the bafflement of the foreigners. Not everybody likes Pratchett's comic fantasy, but if you do, you’ll probably enjoy this.

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