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The Abominable Snowman: Random House Children’s to Publish New Pratchett E-Short

 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

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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