Nanny Ogg's Cookbook: a beautifully illustrated collection of recipes and reflections on life from one of the most famous witches from Sir Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld series

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Nanny Ogg's Cookbook: a beautifully illustrated collection of recipes and reflections on life from one of the most famous witches from Sir Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld series

Nanny Ogg's Cookbook: a beautifully illustrated collection of recipes and reflections on life from one of the most famous witches from Sir Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld series

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I love the recipes and the whole book is a great fun read, i think that every kitchen should have a copy. Nanny Ogg's Cookbook: a beautifully illustrated collection of recipes and reflections on life from one of the most famous witches from Sir Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld series Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Nov. Nanny Ogg's bath night, as described in the novel Lords and Ladies, is an event feared by the entire population of Lancre, chiefly because she sings any and all of the above songs, accompanied by banjo, whilst bathing, and the tin bath amplifies her already overpowering vocal presence such that the audience is not so much "captive" as "hunted down". A a Terry Pratchett creation "To Nanny Ogg he was merely a larger version of the little fluffy kitten he had once been. by the great and good of the Discworld, full of Nanny Ogg's unique wisdom and way with words, and peppered with apoplectic notes from the editor and the publisher, this is a treasure trove of literary, culinary and comic delights.

She has fifteen living children, innumerable grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she likes to have all of her family around her in case of an emergency, such as she needs a cup of tea (which she takes with three lumps of sugar) or the floor washed. It was just that she could hit notes which, when amplified by a tin bath half full of water, ceased to be sound and became some sort of invasive presence. Some of Terry's accolades include: The Carnegie Medal, Locus Awards, the Mythopoetic Award, ALA Notable Books for Children, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Book Sense 76 Pick, Prometheus Award and the British Fantasy Award. One feels at all times the rich array of gags on which the Discworld sits, from the Wee Free Men's murderous banquets to why you should never shake hands with a troll over dinner. It has been mentioned (especially by Granny Weatherwax) that in her youth, Nanny had an enthusiastic appreciation for the company of men.Nanny Ogg is far too wise and busy to carry a handbag; she keeps all she needs in her knickers, lifting her skirts to reveal a knickerleg, and extracting whatever is needed at the time. Unlike Granny Weatherwax, and the stereotype of witches in general, Nanny Ogg does not live in an isolated cottage but in a well-looked-after townhouse in the capital of Lancre with her eldest and youngest sons living to either side. Gytha "Nanny" Ogg is a witch from the Ramtop Mountains, Granny Weatherwax's oldest and perhaps only friend, sometime conscience and reality-check. Nanny Ogg claims, in Lords and Ladies, that her ancestors invented the ancient language of Oggham, the Discworld equivalent of the ancient Irish alphabet Ogham. Jason is something of a gentle giant (somewhat like Constable Bluejohn), and very deferring and respectful to his mother and other witches.

Nanny’s philosophy of life was to do what seemed like a good idea at the time, and do it as hard as possible. Nanny Ogg's Perfectly Innocent Porridge with Completely Inoffensive Honey Mixture Which Shouldn't Make Anyone's Wife Laugh. And the child had a permanently runny nose and ought to be provided with a handkerchief or, failing that, a cork.A wizard she’d consulted had explained it was on account of her having a metabolism, which at least allowed her to feel vaguely superior to Nanny Ogg, who she suspected had never even seen one. Nanny Ogg, one of Discworld's most famous witches, has decided to pass on some of her huge collection of tasty and exceedingly interesting recipes.

The witches of the Lancre coven reflect the roles of Maiden, Mother, and Crone, with Nanny Ogg as the Mother. Within the Discworld universe, Nanny has written several books: The Joye of Snacks (a cookbook of aphrodisiac recipes, the publication of which plays a role in the plot of Maskerade) Mother Ogg's Tales For Tiny Folk and Nanny Ogg's Cookbook. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe.However, the only people who appear truly to suffer are her daughters-in-law, of whom she has dozens and rules over with a tyrannical authority. Nanny Ogg is very funny and has a tremendous laugh that, as Terry Pratchett put it, "could even have embarrassed the little, wooden man". Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983. As commented by the (fictitious) editors of this book in the front of the book in a series of post-it note memoranda Nanny Ogg stole most of the work in this book from other sources such as the old editions of The Discworld Almanack, Wormolds Steerage, Twurps Peerage and several others.

Neville is a thief and (prior to the events of Maskerade) stole all the lead from the roof of the Ankh-Morpork Opera House.In Lords and Ladies, Nanny Ogg claims her ancestors invented the Oggham language, although she might have been having one over on Casanunda; however, she is able to translate the Oggham above the door to the Elf King's realm as "I've got a great big tonker. Carrots so you can see in the dark, she’d explain, and oysters so’s you’ve got something to look at. A close runner up for the most popular Nanny Ogg song is "A Wizard's Staff has a Knob on the End", a version of which has been written by Heather Wood, with music by Dave Greenslade [2]. They are all supplied with sturdy round plastic bases and the cobblestones shown are available separately.



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