Shaking Hands with Death

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June 30th, 2015

Shaking Hands with Death, Sir Terry Pratchett

‘Most men don’t fear death. They fear those things – the knife, the shipwreck, the illness, the bomb – which precede, by microseconds if you’re lucky, and many years if you’re not, the moment of death.’ You may have seen it on BBC1 or read it in A Slip of the Keyboard and now on [...]

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Graffiti tribute to Terry Pratchett in Shoreditch completed three months after author’s death

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May 31st, 2015

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A graffiti tribute to the late Terry Pratchett which went viral after being pictured as a work-in-progress is finally complete. Thousands of people shared pictures of Jim Vision and Dr Zadok‘s mural in Brick Lane when it was in its early stages. The artists started work on the mural shortly after the acclaimed fantasy novelist [...]

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Neil Gaiman: ‘If you think Terry Pratchett was a sweet man, you didn’t know him’

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May 31st, 2015

Neil Gaiman at Hay Festival 2015; Terry Pratchett

Gaiman speaks about his ‘gloriously irritating’ friend, who died earlier this year The late Discworld author Terry Pratchett was a “gloriously grumpy”, complex man, who should never be thought of as simply “sweet”, his friend and collaborator Neil Gaiman said today. Gaiman was speaking about Pratchett, who died on March 12 after a long battle [...]

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Terry Pratchett and the real science of Discworld

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May 26th, 2015

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You can learn a lot about this world from the fictional universe being carried on the back of a giant turtle, as the man who became Pratchett’s collaborator after telling him to shut up at an SF convention explains I’m guessing that people will read Terry Pratchett for generations to come. Partly for the intrinsic [...]

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Sir Terry Pratchett sculpture for Salisbury art trail

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May 18th, 2015

Mr Kidby said he wanted to make his statue look as much like Sir Terry Pratchett as he could

A life-sized fibreglass sculpture with the face of Sir Terry Pratchett decorated by long-time Discworld collaborator Paul Kidby is to go on display. The author died on 12 March following a public struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Up to 25 statues of medieval barons, decorated by local artists, will be placed around Salisbury from 12 June. [...]

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Terry Pratchett’s Night Watch – politically inspiring, gloriously funny

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May 18th, 2015

Terry Pratchett

Reading group: In this book we see the author maturing along with his storytelling skills, while losing none of his wit How’s this for a cynical analysis of last week’s general election? People on the side of The People always ended up disappointed, in any case. They found that The People tended not to be grateful [...]

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The 10 best tributes to Terry Pratchett

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May 6th, 2015

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How fans of the late Discworld author celebrated a hero of literature, using an inspiring mix of graffiti, secret code, pub signs and tattoos Terry Pratchett’s family motto was Noli Timere Messorum – don’t fear the reaper – and the tributes that have flooded in since his death in March aged 66 have been joyous rather than [...]

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