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The Discworld Bench & Preserving the ‘Real’ Orangutans

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

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

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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