Tonyblack wrote:Another point I'd like to make and ask your opinion on is why Lord Felmet apparently doesn't become King.
He's effectively usurped the king by killing him and seems to have some rights to the throne - but why doesn't he take it? He's employed heavies to back his claim and the sequence of events after the murder of the king seem to go on for a year or more and yet he's still Lord Felmet, not King Felmet.
They don't actually have the crown, that's true. The witches hid it amongst the props of the troupe when they were handing over the baby.Dotsie wrote:Wasn't he denied the crown because he couldn't find it? Or am I thinking of Shakepseare again? Is it this book where they make a new crown with foil and glitter etc?
Penfold wrote:I, too have just re-read the book. The premise, I believe, is that Granny must fly around the kingdom before sunrise, ie. cock crow (p.184/185). Nanny's family were not imitating cockerels but were silencing them so Granny could succeed.
Tonyblack wrote:Actually, Nanny subtly supports Granny in a few of the books and this might be the first of such cases. She quietly makes sure that Granny doesn't over extend herself. In some later books Nanny deliberately sets up a situation to keep Granny from getting bored. A bored Granny Weatherwax could be dangerous.
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