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Friday Spotlight: Lords and Ladies

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Lords and Ladies (Discworld, #14)Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett

 

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.

 

Opening Line:

Now read on…

When does it start?

There are very few starts. Oh, some things seem to be beginnings.

The curtain goes up, the first pawn moves, the first shot is fired – but that’s not the start. The play, the game, the war is just a little window on a ribbon of events that may extend back thousands of years.

 

Page 56:

Even so, she’d rather not.

‘You know,’ she said. ‘The Fair Folk. The Gentry. The Shining Ones. The Star People. You know.’

‘What?’

Nanny put her hand on the anvil, just in case, and said the word.

 

Book Summary: 

The fairies are back – but this time they don’t just want your teeth.

It’s Midsummer Night – no time for dreaming. Because sometimes, when there’s more than one reality at play, too much dreaming can make the walls between them come tumbling down. Unfortunately there’s usually a damned good reason for there being walls between them in the first place – to keep things out. Things who want to make mischief and play havoc with the natural order.

Granny Weatherwax and her tiny coven are up against real elves. And even in a world of dwarfs, wizards, trolls, Morris dancers and the odd orang-utan, this is going to cause real trouble. With lots of hey-nonny-nonny and blood all over the place.

 

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17th – 23rd – Which author would you most like to interview, and why? (submitted by Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea)

I’d love to chat to Madeline Miller or Natalie Haynes about all the Greek mythology research they’ve done.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.

24 thoughts on “Friday Spotlight: Lords and Ladies”

    1. I love them, but it’s a really specific type of humour. Some are definetly more accessible than others, I’m not a fan of the wizard focused books myself. If you’re interested I’d try the witches or the watch books first. 😊

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  1. Never heard of them but their book background sound interesting. I do have one author that I would like to ask questions but only because she writes about Amish and I don’t know anything about them. So it is just curiosity (that pretty much I could search for myself).

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    1. I actually just finished sone cozy mysteries set in an Amish town. Obviously it was fictionalized, but I did find it very interesting since I know almost nothing.

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  2. Those snippets really pulled me in. I can’t believe I still haven’t read anything by this author. I’ll have to remedy that soon. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

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  3. I didn’t know that Lords and Ladies featured the Witches! Now I’m more interested in them. Like you, the Wizard-focused books I’ve read so far aren’t my favorites, but I really enjoyed Equal Rites and Wyrd Sisters. (Also, Tiffany Aching is awesome, at least in The Wee Free Men. I highly recommend that one.)

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      1. Nice! I’ll have to read that one first, then. I don’t always care about reading the Discworld books in order, but I try to at least keep the sub-series in order. 😉

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    1. I’ve honestly no idea. Possibly about their research methods and how they decided which characterisations and versions of the stories they were going to run with.

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  4. Found you from the Book Blogger Hop! I would also love to talk to Madeline Miller, I loved both of her novels so much. She has such a way with words and layering new stories into the old. Fun post!

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