The luxury gold edition of The Shepherd’s Crown. Packaged in a foiled ‘honeycomb’ slipcase, each copy will be numbered and stamped by Rob Wilkins, Terry’s close friend, using the ‘Order of the Honeybee’ insignia.
The luxury gold edition, packaged in a foiled ‘honeycomb’ slipcase, will be limited to just 500 copies. Each copy will be numbered and stamped by Rob Wilkins, Terry’s close friend, using the ‘Order of the Honeybee’ insignia which is reserved for the special correspondence of Terry’s office. With a beautiful debossed bee image on the front and back and bespoke bee ribbon bookmark, this special hardback contains special full-colour endpaper images from Discworld illustrator Paul Kidby, and a limited-edition colour print, signed and numbered by Kidby to match each book.
The endpapers feature two never-before-seen colour illustrations: the landscape of Granny Weatherwax’s home in Lancre, and Tiffany Aching’s beloved Chalk. The exclusive signed and numbered print will feature an image of Tiffany standing on the Chalk, accompanied by the Wee Free Men. This is the image that Paul Kidby says he wanted to draw to honour Terry.
In addition there are four commentaries on the folklore of the book from Jacqueline Simpson, co-author of The Folklore of Discworld, which include insights into shepherds’ crowns and bees – which are a central motif of this final novel.
Available at Waterstones and specialist booksellers nationwide.