The New York Times Interview: By the Book

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August 20th, 2014

Terry Pratchett: The New York Times

The author of the Discworld series — most recently, “Raising Steam” — read “The Wind in the Willows” and “just exploded”: “I thought to myself, This is a lie, but what a fabulous lie!” Sell us on your favorite overlooked or underappreciated writer. G. K. Chesterton. These days recognized — that is if he is [...]

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The Fifth Tiffany Aching Novel Announced

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August 11th, 2014

Tiffany Aching Terry Pratchett

 At the UK Discworld Convention this weekend, Rob Wilkins announced the book that Terry Pratchett is currently working on is the fifth novel in the Tiffany Aching series. Drumroll please…… The book will be called: The Shepherd’s Crown! More news will be published here as soon as we have it. In the meantime, have a [...]

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The Abominable Snowman: Random House Children’s to Publish New Pratchett E-Short

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July 28th, 2014

Abominable Snowman

 Random House Children’s Publishers will next month publish an e-short from Terry Pratchett ahead of the autumn release of his collection of children’s stories. The e-short, titled The Abominable Snowman, which will be published on 7th August and priced at £1.49, is about Captain the Honourable Sir Herbert Stephen Ernest Boring-Tristram-Boring (known to his friends [...]

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The Discworld Bench & Preserving the ‘Real’ Orangutans

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July 25th, 2014

The Great British Book Shop

At The Great British Book Shop we are really proud to be sponsors for The National Literacy Trust and their Books About Town campaign. We have sponsored the bench depicting The Librarian – a character from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series who is transformed into an orangutan. This amazing bench was designed and painted by the [...]

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Terry Pratchett: I started writing my new book when I was 17-years-old

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July 11th, 2014

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Sir Terry shares a first look at the cover of his new children’s book Dragons at Crumbling Castle and tells the Guardian about his life as a cub reporter before he became a best selling author. You started writing the stories in Dragons at Crumbling Castle when you were 17 and an apprentice on the [...]

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Books about town: Discworld Bench

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July 3rd, 2014

The Discworld bench has hit the streets of London, along with 49 other book-themed benches. ‘The 50 benches are dedicated to books, characters and authors: from Sherlock Holmes, James Bond and Hercules Poirot to Peter Pan, The Gruffalo and Paddington Bear. Each bench has been designed by an artist.’ Read more from the Guardian’s article [...]

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Terry Pratchett Forced to Cancel Appearance

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July 3rd, 2014

Dear Discworld Convention Attendees, I have been putting off writing this little announcement for quite some time and on good days thought I wouldn’t have to write it at all.  However, it is with great reluctance that I have to tell you all that I will not be able to attend the upcoming UK Discworld [...]

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