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on 23 September 2013
I love the Discworld books. And for me, Lords and Ladies is perhaps one of the best. Smart, witty writing. Subtle twists and word craftmanship that makes this book one of the stand out DW novels. Lords and Ladies is a truly special book and one not to be missed. This is Pratchett at his very, very best.
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on 21 January 2014
Well done to Amazon. I decided to purchase all the discworld books in hardback because its a series that deserves it, and I was able to source most of them through Amazon at very cheap prices. I've got the lot now, so big thanks to Amazon.

Good book too.
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on 12 November 2001
This is one of the best of Pratchett's books, and one of the most fun to do on stage.
This adaption has all the main elements, tightly strung, to make a roller coaster ride of a show!
And with four strong female leads,this is a MUST for all drama groups with a majority of female members.
Good stage directions and some wickedly fun song ideas, gags and big hats, go put this show on!
Emma Peach.
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This is the fourteenth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, and features the return of the three witches, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick. Unusually for the Discworld novels, it is recommended that the reader has previously read the other witch novels, namely Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters and particularly Witches Abroad, for it is from the end of this last novel that the action recommences, as the witches return home, and Magrat turns her thoughts to her marriage to Verence of Lancre.

However, as Midsummer Night approaches, it's not only the young mens' fancies that are turning to other thoughts ... something on the other side is approaching, and they do not have benevolent notions. Elves, as you've never seen them before are about to hit Discworld, and what with amorous dwarves, Morris dancers, wizards, and an orang-utan, nothing will probably ever be quite the same again.

This is a really good Discworld novel; I'm not as great a fan of the witches as I am of some of the other Discworld characters, but this really brings the characters of the witches to the fore, and allows them full rein in their own inimitable way. Great stuff.
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on 22 April 2013
I love the varying characters of the three witches. All so very different and yet complimenting each other perfectly. Terry Pratchett captures all the nuances of human nature so that you can really empathise with all of them. As always, there are plenty of times when you have to stop reading and just laugh!
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on 22 February 1999
Lords and Ladies is the 14th Discworld novel and my favourite.Loosely based on 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' it brings back the Witches, along with the Faculty of the Unseen University and reveals Granny Weatherwax to be a woman with a past. Granny, the most revered leader that the witches don't have, is having difficulties with a a group of girls who are tired of Grannys 'headology' (the Discworld equivalent of psychology/psychotherapy) and who want to practice real magic, usually involving black lace gloves, lots of white makeup and black nail varnish. They open up a path for the Elves to return to Lancre. Contrary to all other Fantasy writers, TPs elves are evil, manipulative, and cruel, and have been aching to get back to the 'real world' where they can hunt (the prey being human at times), torture and rule. The Elven queen decides to take a Consort to consolidate her claim to the Kingdom, and kidnaps King Verence, Magrats intended. This all takes place on Midsummer night, Magrats wedding day. Nanny Ogg, the geriatric sex siren, and Granny have to protect the younger 'witches', rally the troups (Shaun Ogg, the countrys standing army-except when he's lying down), defeat the Queen and restore the protective influence of the Stone Circles. Easy, really. This is a magical book. The story is powerful, and as well told as we've all come to expect from TP. The usual Pratchett humour is there,but there's something else. There is a philosophical and moral aspect to this book, and it interweaves elements of Paganism, spirituality and belief in a similar way to 'Small Gods'. Its quite moving in parts, and exceptionally well written. I know that Granny Weatherwax is not everybodys favourite character, but this story shows her in a much more sympathetic light, and you begin to realise just why she is as she is. Magrats character develops substantially, revealing her to be a lot more than just the covens tea-maker. And Nanny Ogg? Even she has unexpected talents, despite indulging her hormones with a dalliance with Count Casanunda, the dwarf (and the worlds second greatest lover). A great book, and his best.
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on 27 May 2013
usual standard for Terry Pratchett this is funny, and thoughtful and imaginative, I recommend to anyone, its great. It has all the familiar characters and its like going home for me, its familiar territory, wonderful.
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on 29 March 2013
Always been a Pratchett fan but this latest addition to the Discworld series is superb. Takes you on a holiday from Ankh Morpork with one of my favourite's ,Arch chancellor, and shows his true character.
Very well done Sir Terry.
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My son is reading his way through the Discworld series as his school reading challenge. He reads me ten pages a day and Lords and Ladies is the fourteenth book in the series he has finished so far. It is by far and away my favourite so far. I read these all as a teenager, and I don't remember being that taken with it at the time, but revisiting it with him has been an absolute joy. Loosely based on Midsummer Night's Dream and with all your favourite characters, you cannot go far wrong. I love the wizards coming to Lancre, and you can never have enough of the Librarian. This was an absolutely joyful read.
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on 9 July 2012
all terry pratchett books i have finished are 5/5 and all are worth getting. within the disc world series i would rate this as a 3 not as amazing as some but better than a few. i would recommend getting this if your a fan but if this is your first Discworld book i would recommend going postal or the night watch for most and the last hero for younger and or casual readers
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