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Cover of the Wintersmith Gift Edition hardcover from 2017
Gift Edition hardcover, with art by Paul Kidby
AuthorTerry Pratchett
Audio read byTony Robinson (Corgi)
Stephen Briggs (Isis)
Indira Varma (Penguin)
Cover artistPaul Kidby
Release number
Sub-seriesTiffany Aching
Published in English
Preceded byThud! 
Followed byMaking Money 

Wintersmith is the thirty-fifth Discworld novel, the fourth specifically aimed at younger readers, and the third to star Tiffany Aching. It also features Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Miss Tick, as well as the goddess Anoia, introduced in Going Postal.


2013 edition

When the Spirit of Winter takes a fancy to young witch Tiffany Aching, he wants her to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. For ever.

It will take all the young witch's skill and cunning, as well as help from the legendary Granny Weatherwax and the irrepressible Wee Free Men, to survive until Spring. Because if Tiffany doesn't make it to Spring –

– Spring won't come.

2017 and 2023 editions

Witches are odd.

That much is clear to Tiffany. But she likes an odd sort of way. Just as she likes a friend sort of way (which most certainly isn’t odd).

But Tiffany hasn’t really got time to think about Roland, because she has accidentally danced with Winter himself – the Wintersmith.

And now the Wintersmith has a bit of a crush on Tiffany.

According to her friend Daft Wullie, if Tiffany kisses the Wintersmith (an awful thought), her nose turns blue and fall off. According to the witches, if she doesn’t shake off her admirer, there will never be another springtime...

Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2020-08-10 Radio Morpork “Time Of The Season Of The Witch”
2021-07-15 The Death of Podcasts “Wintersmith”
2022-01-08 Pratchat “Boffoing the Winter Slayer”
2022-01-27 Wyrd Sisters “Wintersmith”
2022-11-29 The Compleat Discography “Wintersmith”
2022-12-14 Books Are Magical “Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett”
2022-12-24 Green Team of the Legendarium “Wintersmith”
2023-12-06 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “I Like the Shade of Her Cheese” (1/3)
2023-12-11 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Prolific Weather Personifier” (2/3)
2023-12-18 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Catch That Metaphor!” (3/3)

Other appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2013-12-14 Radio 2 Art Show “Sir Terry Pratchett and Maddy Prior talk to Claudia Winkleman”[1]


  • Wintersmith is a 2013 album by folk-rock band Steeleye Span, whom Terry was a fan of for many years. The songs are mostly drawn from the story of Wintersmith, but also reference The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky and I Shall Wear Midnight. A “Deluxe” version with additional tracks was released in 2014, as well as a video of the album performed live in concert.

External links


  1. This radio interview is primarily about the album Wintersmith, but they do briefly discuss the book.