Talk:Agnes Nitt

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Now, about being "trained in singing by Nanny Ogg..." Nanny is known for some musical ability, in that she can get some kind of tune out of any instrument she finds, but her singing famously causes people to flee in panic. No one is likely to accept voice lessons from her, even if she offers. Where does this come from? --Old Dickens 14:47, 18 March 2007 (CET)

At one point in Maskerade she mentions to Christine that she was taught by Dame Ogg. I'll get a page number in the American version soon.--Confusion 17:45, 19 October 2011 (CEST)

A careful re-reading of the text suggests this arose when Agnes is asked, after her audition, as to who gave her the singing training she undoubtedly had. She is initially nonplussed, but to make the fact Nanny Ogg taught her a few things (including the Hedgehog Song) sound more acceptable in sophisticated company, she confers her mentor a Damehood. Then there's a bit of confusion over conservatories. Agnes also appears keen to explore the limits of Christine's gullability and limited capacity to listen and comprehend, when she expands on the theme a little later. Meanwhile in Lancre, Nanny Ogg admits to Agnes' mother that she gave her a few tips after hearing her singing in the woods and realised there was a raw talent there. so... insofar as it goes, Nanny Ogg did indeed guide the first faltering steps of Agnes into a musical career and felt a tiny bit guilty later concerning the magical consequences... another reason for the older witches to visit Ankh-Morpork. also, thanks for the prompt to go back and revisit Maskerade! AgProv (talk) 11:02, 4 August 2016 (UTC)