The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately he failed to check on the new-born baby's sex and Eskarina inherits the wizard's staff and sets out to learn her new calling.
About the Author
Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. His acclaimed novels are bestsellers in the United States and the United Kingdom, and have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. In January 2009, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Pratchett a Knight Bachelor in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry lives in England.
Celia Imrie is an Olivier award-winning actress best known for her parts in the films Calendar Girls" and Nanny McPhee". In February 2015 she returns as Madge in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel". Her roles on stage include Dotty in Noises Off" and Mrs Tilehouse in The Sea", and, on television, Diana in After You've Gone", Vera in A Dark Adapted Eye" and Miss Babs in Acorn Antiques". Last year she brought her cabaret/revue show Laughing Matters" to Crazy Coqs and then to the St James Theatre. Her autobiography, The Happy Hoofer", was published in 2011.