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Literary Criticism in the Century of the Anchovy (198 words) by Grey_Bard
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Discworld - Terry Pratchett
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Gytha "Nanny" Ogg, J. H. C. Goatberger

Summary: Gytha Ogg, infamous author of the celebrated Joye of Snacks, branches out into fiction with predictable results.


Excerpt from the Ankh-Morpork Times Book & Broadside Review Supplement

The Dialoges of Louisa Splott, or a Married Witch and a Maid

A Witch of Lancre. J.H.C. Goatberger, 1s.2d (235 p)

A comely and naive young lady is regaled with increasingly ludicrous tales of debauchery by a bawdy hag in the depraved first novel from the author of The Joye of Snacks. Under the pretext of preparing the innocent for her wedding night the licentious crone details unspeakable and highly unlikely acts that cannot possibly be...


Excerpt from correspondence between legal counsel for J.H.C. Goatberger, Publishers and Gytha Ogg

Madam,

Allow me to represent to you that open warfare with the press on the streets of our fair city is neither successful in defending your artistic honor nor commercially advantageous.

I advise you to be consoled by the prodigious size of your advance and retire from the field...


Found in the commercial papers of J.H.C. Goatberger, Publisher.


Send another 2 gross of Louisa Splott to Chittling St. Asst. Sundries quick as you get it. Can't keep it on the stands! Good stuff, that rain of toads! Could the lady be persuaded to...



Inspired by Hollimichele's Discworld fanzine The Turtle Moves, (available free online) and presented in celebration of its publication.