Granny Whitlow

From Discworld & Terry Pratchett Wiki
Revision as of 12:04, 9 June 2021 by Guybrush (talk | contribs) (Corrected the book in which this reference appears; Rincewind and Twoflower encounter the house near the start of The Light Fantastic, not in The Colour of Magic)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Light Fantastic briefly mentions a Granny Whitlow, an evil witch who builds a candy cottage and is eventually pushed into an oven by two small children (a la Hansel and Gretel). This seems to be one of those stories that go around the Multiverse in a regular rotation.


A whitlow in Roundworld is a septic abscess on the tip of the finger which is often under the nail, and can be supremely painful.