The Wee Free Men

The Wee Free Men

A Tiffany Aching Novel


Discover master story-teller Terry Pratchett’s incredible Discworld in this first book in the Tiffany Aching series . . .

Tiffany Aching wants to be a witch when she grows up . . .

A proper one, with a pointy hat. And flying, Tiffany has always dreamed of flying (though it's cold up there, and you have to wear really thick pants, two layers).

And as the twentieth granddaughter of her Granny Aching: shepherdess extraordinaire, and protector of the land, Tiffany knows the most important thing a real witch can do is protect others with their magic. So, when the monsters of Fairyland kidnap her brother, Tiffany decides it’s up to her to defend her home, even if she’s only armed with a frying pan and her common sense.

Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle – a.k.a 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 . . .

This edition includes a special introduction from Rhianna Pratchett.

'If you've never read a Discworld novel, what's the matter with you?' Guardian

'Quite, quite brilliant' Starburst

The Wee Free Men
A Hat Full of Sky
I Shall Wear Midnight
The Shepherd’s Crown

About the authors

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books which have sold over 100 million copies worldwide. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. He was awarded a knighthood for services to literature in 2009, although he always wryly maintained that his greatest service to literature was to avoid writing any.
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Paul Kidby (Illustrator)

Paul Kidby is best known for being the 'artist of choice' for Sir Terry Pratchett. Paul started working with Terry in 1993 and has designed the Discworld book jackets since 2002 following the death of artist Josh Kirby. He has illustrated many Discworld publications including The Art of Discworld, best-selling The Last Hero and the Terry Pratchett's Discworld Imaginarium. In 2019 he illustrated Good Omens written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
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