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Terry Pratchett: how I wrote my first stories as a cub reporter

Terry Pratchett: This is me

Terry Pratchett explains how and when he wrote his new collection of short stories Dragons at Crumbling Castle

Focus on a planet revolving in space:

Focus in on a small country in the northern hemisphere – Great Britain.

Closer, closer… and on the western edge of London you can see the county of Buckinghamshire. Small villages and winding country roads.

And if you could go back in time to the mid 1960s, you might spot a young lad on a motorbike coming down one such lane, notebook and pen in his jacket pocket.

Read the full story over on Guardian Books.