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Equal Rites - Terry Pratchett

The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, wast to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check on the new-born baby's sex...

 

As Sir Terry himself says, "I suspect that via the insidious medium of picture books for children the wizards will continue to practice their high magic and the witches will perform their evil, bad-tempered spells. It's going to be a long time before there's room for equal rites." 

 

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