Sir Terry’s Editor on the Inspirations Behind ‘Raising Steam’

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October 7th, 2014

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Suzanne Bridson, an editor at Terry Pratchett‘s publishers, shares a few Roundworld inspirations for his most recent Discworld novel, Raising Steam.   Anyone who has ever read a Discworld novel knows that despite being flat, and travelling through space on the back of a giant turtle (and being inhabited by dwarfs and trolls) Terry Pratchett’s world is in [...]

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Bookshops hope ‘super Thursday’ will help start a new chapter for publishing

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October 6th, 2014

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Hardback titles by the likes of John Cleese and Jacqueline Wilson go on sale in race for Christmas bestseller lists Tim Walker is expecting queues outside his family’s bookshops in Oakham and Stamford on Thursday. Other booksellers up and down the country will be hoping for a similar rush of eager readers as 315 of [...]

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Neil Gaiman: ‘Terry Pratchett isn’t jolly. He’s angry’

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October 3rd, 2014

Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett may strike many as a twinkly old elf, but that’s not him at all. Fellow sci-fi novelist Neil Gaiman on the inner rage that drives his ailing friend’s writing   I want to tell you about my friend Terry Pratchett, and it’s not easy. I’m going to tell you something you may not know. [...]

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First Copies of Mrs Bradshaw’s Handbook Are In!

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September 18th, 2014

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Here they are in all their glory… It’s out on October 9th! Have a peek at the book page here.    

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

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September 15th, 2014

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 [...]

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Discworld Bench: Books About Town Auction

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September 12th, 2014

Discworld Bench

Our 50 BookBench sculptures are on display on the streets of London until 15 September. They will then be sold at public auction on 7 October 2014 at an exclusive event at the Southbank Centre. Tickets can be bought from the Southbank Centre box office. Proceeds will go to the National Literacy Trust, a charity [...]

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First look behind the scenes of Radio 4’s Good Omens production

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September 11th, 2014

Cast of Good Omens BBC Radio 4

Dirk Maggs’ adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s 1990 novel Good Omens has begun recording – with Colin Morgan, Peter Serafinowicz and Neil Gaiman in this first cast photo. It is a collaboration which has fantasy and sci-fi fans salivating – and here is a picture of the amazing cast preparing to dramatise Terry [...]

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