BBC Pratchett Interview

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BBC Pratchett Interview

Postby DaveC » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:05 am

Watched this last night, short but pretty good, even though i haven't read any of the Tiffany's yet!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/5live/2010/09/terry-practchett.shtml
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:19 am

Great interview! :D
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Postby Finomans » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:51 pm

I really have too start reading the Tiffany books.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:04 pm

Good interview, really enjoyed that one
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:54 pm

Site tells me it's no longer available. :( :oops: clicked on the wrong link. Yes that was short but sweet. :)
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Postby Penfold » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:42 pm

Really enjoyed that. Thanks DaveC. :D
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Postby DaveC » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:00 pm

Penfold wrote:Really enjoyed that. Thanks DaveC. :D


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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:13 am

Knight needs a sword, right? That's what Terry Pratchett figured when he was knighted by the Queen last year, but when you're the creator of Discworld, not just any sword will do.

The author decided to make the sword himself, using deposits of iron ore he found in a field near his home in Wiltshire, which he smelted in a makeshift kiln fueled by sheep manure.

But even that wasn't enough for him. He needed to toss in a very special ingredient.

Pratchett said that he added "Several pieces of meteorites — thunderbolt iron, you see — highly magical, you've got to chuck that stuff in whether you believe in it or not."

He hammered the metal into bars, which he then took to a blacksmith, who helped him shape it into a blade, which is now being stored in a secret location. Apparently he's concerned that the authorities might take it from him.

"It annoys me that Knights aren't allowed to carry their swords," he said. "That would be knife crime."

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Postby Fourecksian » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:50 pm

Will give this interview a squiz in a bit
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