Book:The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner

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The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner
Co-author(s) None
Illustrator(s) Mark Beech
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date 25 August 2016
ISBN 0857534831
Pages 336
RRP £12.99
Main characters
Series Children's books‏‎
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All data relates to the first UK edition.

This is the second collection of Terry Pratchett's short stories created for the Buck's Free Press, it is the sequel to Dragons At Crumbling Castle.


Poor Mr Swimble is having a bad day.

Rabbits are bouncing out of his hat, pigeons are flying out of his jacket and every time he points his finger, something magically appears – cheese sandwiches, socks . . . even a small yellow elephant on wheels!

It’s becoming a real nuisance – and he’s allergic to rabbits.

His friends at the Magic Rectangle can’t help, but the mysterious vacuum cleaner he saw that morning may have something to do with it . . .

Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of food fights, pirates, wizards and crooks!

‘Arresting stuff! So funny it’s criminal!’ – PC Gorsebush Jones


  • The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • The Truly Terrible Toothache
  • The Frozen Feud
  • Darby and the Submarine
  • The Sheep Rodeo Scandal
  • An Ant Called 4179003
  • The Fire Opal
  • Lord Cake and the Battle for Banwen's Beacon
  • The Time Travelling Television
  • The Blackbury Park Statues
  • Wizard War
  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Doggins
  • Rincemangle, the Gnome of Even Moor

Additionally the slipcase edition contains a new introduction, commentary for each story and two extra stories:

  • Johnno, the Talking Horse
  • The Wild Knight


Father Christmas's Fake Beard

Collectors Edition
US Cover
Paperback by Mark Beech