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LIBROPHILIA! All sorts of Books for all sorts of Bookworms Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson This book starts with the birth of Arriman the Awful who is soon to become the greatest wizard in the North. Arriman realises that he will need an heir to continue his reign of evilness. When the Wizard Watcher fails to find a wizard, Arriman is forced to marry a witch in the village to make sure he has an heir. And so the story begins… First, Arriman and his companions call for all the witches in the village. He brings them together and they begin a contest. In the group of witches there was: Ethel, a ground witch whose familiar is a pig; the Shouter twins, whose familiars are chickens; Mabel, a sea witch, who had a familiar who’s an octopus; and Mother Bloodwort with a bowl of maggots that turned into a big crowd of flies by blowing on them. All of 4 FUSE these witches are black witches and use black magic and there’s only one white witch! She is called Belladonna. Belladonna is sure she won't win, but then she finds a little boy who helps her with her magic. Halfway through the contest, an enchantress called Madame Olympia comes into the competition. Belladonna is even more certain she won't win, but with the help of all her friends, Madame Olympia is disposed of and Belladonna get