Discworld Bench: Books About Town Auction

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September 12th, 2014

Discworld Bench

Our 50 BookBench sculptures are on display on the streets of London until 15 September. They will then be sold at public auction on 7 October 2014 at an exclusive event at the Southbank Centre. Tickets can be bought from the Southbank Centre box office. Proceeds will go to the National Literacy Trust, a charity [...]

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First look behind the scenes of Radio 4’s Good Omens production

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September 11th, 2014

Cast of Good Omens BBC Radio 4

Dirk Maggs’ adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s 1990 novel Good Omens has begun recording – with Colin Morgan, Peter Serafinowicz and Neil Gaiman in this first cast photo. It is a collaboration which has fantasy and sci-fi fans salivating – and here is a picture of the amazing cast preparing to dramatise Terry [...]

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Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett join forces with Radio 4 to make first ever dramatisation of Good Omens

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September 8th, 2014

Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

It’s the end of the world – just not quite how we might be expecting it – but then this is Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s version of Armageddon. BBC Radio 4 has today confirmed that the station will be collaborating with acclaimed authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett to create the first ever dramatisation [...]

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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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