May’s Reading group: the novels of Terry Pratchett

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May 5th, 2015

Sean Astin and David Jason in the 2008 TV movie of Terry Pratchett’s The Colour of Magic

To celebrate the life of this much-loved writer, we will be looking at the first book in the Discworld series, plus one other – the choice is yours This month on the Reading group, we’re going to celebrate the life of Terry Pratchett the best way we can: by enjoying his novels. The only difficulty is deciding [...]

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HarperCollins Children’s Books to Publish Final Discworld Novel in US

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April 7th, 2015

The Shepherd's Crown

This September HarperCollins Children’s Books will be publishing THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN, the final Discworld novel by Sir Terry Pratchett. Jennifer Brehl, SVP, Executive Editor & Director of Editorial Development bought U.S. rights from Colin Smythe of Colin Smythe Ltd.   THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN is the fifth Discworld novel featuring young witch Tiffany Aching. Previous titles [...]

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The Shepherd’s Crown: Penguin Random House to publish final Discworld novel from Sir Terry Pratchett

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April 6th, 2015

Shepherd's Crown Announcement

This September Penguin Random House will be publishing The Shepherd’s Crown, the final Discworld novel by Sir Terry Pratchett. Editor Kirsten Armstrong bought Exclusive World All Language rights (excluding US, US dependencies and Philippines) from Colin Smythe of Colin Smythe Ltd.   The Shepherd’s Crown is the fifth Discworld novel featuring young witch Tiffany Aching.  [...]

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Tributes to Sir Terry Pratchett

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March 31st, 2015

Sir Terry Pratchett

No writer in my lifetime has given me as much pleasure and happiness. He could do knockabout for schoolboys (and girls) but he was also subtle and wise and very funny in the adult world. I loved him because almost all the characters he didn’t like slowly grew more real, more interesting, more complicated perhaps [...]

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Financial Times: Obituary

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March 26th, 2015

Sir Terry Pratchett

Of gods and men   WHEN he was knighted in 2009, Terry Pratchett made a sword. It was the natural accoutrement for a man who, without one, resembled an amiable wizard kitted out by a Houston department store. With a little help from friends, he dug 80 kilos of iron ore from a convenient field [...]

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Stephen Baxter Remembers Sir Terry Pratchett

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March 17th, 2015

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Even in failing health, the author was brimful of ideas for new books, writes his Long Earth collaborator, Stephen Baxter Terry Pratchett and I started work on our science fiction series, The Long Earth, in the spring of 2010. It came out of a dinner-party conversation. We’d known each other for nearly 20 years, and [...]

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Terry Pratchett will live on in a touching piece of internet code

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March 17th, 2015

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Terry Pratchett will ‘live on in the clacks’ thanks to fans’ programming code ‘GNU Terry Pratchett’, a charming internet tribute to the late Discworld author, reworks his telegraph idea from Going Postal   Terry Pratchett, who died last week at the age of 66, will live on in people’s memory thanks to his books. But [...]

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