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The Bookish Owl – The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

The Wee Free Men Terry Pratchett owl

I’m reading The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett: Which means, you guessed it, we’re back on the Discworld!

This is the first book in the Tiffany Aching series, so I’m looking forward to getting to know a new Discworld protagonist (and hopefully meet some old friends).

I have been reading a ridiculous amount of Discworld books in the last few years (honestly, I don’t think I read a single book not written by Terry Pratchett in all of 2018), yet I’m still far from done and Pratchett’s characters haven’t lost their appeal yet. If anything, I believe I’m actually more interested in their adventures now than I was in the beginning, when I mostly cared about the jokes.


The Wee Free Men
by Terry Pratchett

A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality… Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle – aka the Wee Free Men – a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men. Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself…


It does pain me that the Tiffany Aching-books haven’t been released in the same gorgeous Collector’s Edition as my other Discworld-books, though… Not only does it ruin the aesthetics of my Discworld bookshelves, but Artemis also has a way harder time knocking the heavy-bound hardbacks over when I take these photos.

The Wee Free Men Terry Pratchett owl

3 thoughts on “The Bookish Owl – The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

  1. […] book in the Tiffany Aching series of Discworld. I ended up really liking Tiffany after reading ‘The Wee Free Men’ and since I’m pretty sure that’s Granny Weatherwax with her on the cover of this one, I […]

  2. Is Artemis actually a stuffed owl that you just position in new and interesting poses every time you photograph a book. I must say the little dude has got quite a range…

    1. He is most definitely not stuffed… He might pretend some times, but that’s just because he gets so much closer to giving me a heart attack if he let’s out a scream after being totally quiet for hours.

      Also, there’s no posing arranging done by me. At most I nudge him a little closer to the book to get him in the shot, but all my attempts at getting him to stand up straight has failed miserably.
      I’m lucky if I can get him to turn the right side up and not just flop down on his back…

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