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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Among Nanny's special talents are the ability to get along in any foreign language immediately by turning it into a pidgin that gets the message across, and a knack for producing a reasonable tune from any instrument she picks up. Nanny Ogg – most ramtop witches of any note have some suitably grand motherly honorific (Granny, Nanny, Gammer, etc) regardless of actual marital status, but Nanny Ogg is definitely a grand mother. It has been mentioned (especially by Granny Weatherwax) that in her youth, Nanny had an enthusiastic appreciation for the company of men.

A a Terry Pratchett creation "To Nanny Ogg he was merely a larger version of the little fluffy kitten he had once been.You’d think, on average, that some of these lost fountains of youth, tree of life and cities of gold would be really close, but they never are. While Granny thinks there's no point in competing if you aren't going to win, Nanny reckons the sympathy you get for being a good runner-up is much better. And I don’t hold with all this giving things funny names so people don’t know what they’re eating,’ said Granny, determined to explore the drawbacks of international cookery to the full. Enough” wasn’t really a long enough word to describe the numerous little tasks any young woman marrying into the Ogg family found were expected of her.

Paul started working with Terry in 1993 and has designed the Discworld book jackets since 2002 following the death of artist Josh Kirby. Throughout the series she demonstrates the ability to socialize with all kinds of people, which sometimes leaves Granny wondering 'if Gytha has some sort of special magic'. Nanny had an unexpected gift for languages; she could be comprehensibly incompetent in a new one within an hour or two. As described in Maskerade, after knowing her for fifteen minutes, people feel as if they have known her all of their lives. Sometimes you had to trust to experience and intuition and general awareness and take a running jump.One of her favorite songs is The Hedgehog Can Never be Buggered at All, whose lyrics probably shouldn't be proclaimed so loudly in public places. Since recipes are generally well-guarded and kept top secret, Nanny resorted to less conventional methods, saying that "it's amazing what you can do with a little charm and a lot of blackmail. Agnes was, Nanny considered, quite good-looking in an expansive kind of way; she was a fine figure of typical Lancre womanhood.

And you never get people from a long way off coming to our part of the world lookin’ for, as it might be, the Cottage of Doom or the Lost Chicken Shed. It invariably showed that she was going to enjoy a refreshing drink which she almost certainly was not going to pay for. She has as well innumerable grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but that's incidental; what makes her the Mother is her mentality.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. It was the magic of illusions and misdirection and foolery, and that was fine by Nanny Ogg, because you couldn’t be married three times without a little fooling. he was looking for the Fountain of Youth and the odd thing about this sort of business is that it’s never, ever close to. It was observed in more than one occasion, by Granny Weatherwax, that Nanny Ogg has impressive social skills.



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