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On page 212 of the 1991 Corgi Paperback edition of "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, on line 22 it reads:
"Agnes leafed through a battered card index in front of her."
This is a pretty major slipup because the character Agnes (Nutter)is not a character who is alive in the time in which the book is set. She is a witch who was burned at the stake in the 17th century, and the autor of the book of prophecies, "The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter", around which the story is centred, and is therefore only ever refered to in the past tense.
The charachter name used should have been Anathema (Device), A distant decendent of Agnes', who now owns the afforementioned card index of prophecies, compiled from Agnes' book.
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Special Requirements: The book, Ideally 1991 Corgi Paperback for accurate page referencing
Contributed By: Kelwen on 05-17-2000 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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Comments:
Siobhan writes:
I read and interview on L-Space and this slip up only occurs in certain versions of the book. Still a slip up, but some people might not find it.
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IG writes:
Brilliant! I'm busy reading the book right now (about page 310), and I never caught that HUGE mistake!
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