Talk:Tiffany Aching

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Re - Note: All Tiffany's adventures seem to have a connection to winter...

The old Kelda said to Tiffany in Wee Free Men, "You see and hear what others canna', the world opens up its secrets to ye, but ye're always like the person at the party with the wee drink in the corner who cannae join in. There's a little bitty inside yer that willnae melt and flow."

After the wintersmith crowned Tiffany with the crown of ice, he said to her, "Now it is done," and she replied, "There is something I have to do, too." Although what came about was what the Summer Lady brought about every year, Tiffany did it in a way that was human. Finding herself at the point of balance between frost and warmth, she remembered what the Kelda had said. "Time to thaw. She shut her eyes and kissed the wintersmith..." -- Emen 09:12, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

I see the connection in 1-3, but how is I Shall Wear Midnight related to winter? --Confusion (talk) 02:24, 16 December 2013 (GMT)


Why did Tiffany's mother never get a line or mention? She was just a daughter-in-law to Sarah? --Old Dickens (talk) 03:11, 15 January 2023 (UTC)

She's definitely in the first three books, and gets a few lines in The Wee Free Men at the very least (she tells Tiffany that the teachers are in town, for example). Tiffany also mentions many things she's learned from her mother, and recalls an early memory of being held by her as she watched Granny Aching out on the Downs at night. She's not as memorably involved in Tiffany's adventures, but I think it's representative of Tiffany's closer relationship with her father and grandmother - and she is bringing up seven other children, which probably keeps her busy. Perhaps Pratchett drawing on his own father-daughter experience. -- Guybrush (talk) 23:14, 16 January 2023 (UTC)

Hmm. I needed a re-read, but she doesn't have a name, or enough material to warrant a page here. --Old Dickens (talk) 23:54, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
It's unusual for a Witch to come from the paternal side. See E Weatherwax, M. Garlick, a long line of Oggs... --Old Dickens (talk) 00:16, 17 January 2023 (UTC)

Shepherds Crown update?

There’s not really any info in this article based on The Shepherd's Crown. Is it time to add it? I know a lot of fans are spoilerphobic about the last novel, but it’s been eight years… — Guybrush (talk) 00:37, 18 December 2023 (UTC)

Could use an update, yes. (I don't support spoilers or plot re-hashes; people should read the books.} --Old Dickens (talk) 02:51, 18 December 2023 (UTC)
Correction: No, I don't consider spoilers relevant here, a few years after publication. If people haven't read the books, it's their problem, we tried. --Old Dickens (talk) 03:55, 18 December 2023 (UTC)