Eva Ibbotson is one of my favourite authors of all time so I thought to myself, “Self, it’s not fair that we keep this author’s beautiful books between us. Should we write a post on one of them?” And myself said, “Yes, Princess Blabbermouth. I think we should. You’re the best!”
The cover features some fantastic artwork by Annabel Large and shows us a portrait of Madame Olympia, an enchantress, on both sides. The cover makes a point of using dark colours to show the themes of the book but I am impressed that they made the choice to employ some colour. As far as black book covers go, I have nothing against them but they seem a little generic to me.
The characters are all so interesting! I can’t pick a favourite because I like both the Shouter twins, Nancy and Nora. On their own they are shells, but together they are full of personality and life! They hate each other and make a point of showing it but they definitely can’t live without one another and that’s a fact.
I can safely tell you about the book without spoiling the best bits. Arriman the Awful is a dark and powerful wizard. He sets up a competition among the witches of Todcaster to find the one thing he is missing: a wife. But this comes with a lot of complications. Delve into the yellowed (if it’s old like my copy) pages of this book to experience a deliciously dark tale of weddings, witches and wickedly weird wellies! (Courtesy of Ethel Feedbag and her pig familiar).
Recommending This Book
I seriously recommend this book. Jam-packed full of magic and mess this is a read you will not forget!
That was my review of Which Witch by Eva Ibbotson. If you enjoyed it then like share and comment what you think of the book if you choose to read it. I hope you give it a chance. Follow for more madness and I’ll see you all later.
But until next time, keep blabbing!