Discworld Collectors Edition 2012 Calendar

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 [...]

The New York Times Interview: By the Book

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August 20th, 2014

Terry Pratchett: The New York Times

The author of the Discworld series — most recently, “Raising Steam” — read “The Wind in the Willows” and “just exploded”: “I thought to myself, This is a lie, but what a fabulous lie!” Sell us on your favorite overlooked or underappreciated writer. G. K. Chesterton. These days recognized — that is if he is [...]

Meet the Discworld Illustrator

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August 13th, 2014

Discworld Bookbench

Come and meet Paul Kidby, the illustrator of choice for Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series and the designer and painter of ‘The Librarian BookBench’.   The Great British Book Shop is proud to sponsor Paul’s bench, which depicts the orangutan Librarian character from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, and was commissioned as part of the [...]

Terry Pratchett: I started writing my new book when I was 17-years-old

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July 11th, 2014

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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 [...]

Collaborating with Terry Pratchett, by Stephen Baxter

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June 5th, 2014

My collaboration with Terry Pratchett on the books that became the Long Earth series came about because of shared enthusiasms. Terry has always been a science fiction fan. He has fond memories of meeting Arthur C Clarke at a convention when Terry was around 16. And two of his early novels were full-blooded SF, The [...]

Books about Town: Discworld Bench

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June 3rd, 2014

Books about Town will feature a series of BookBenches, individually designed by top artists, to celebrate stories linked to London and to promote reading for enjoyment. The benches, shaped as open books, will be unveiled in various locations across the capital from July 2014. A bench based on the Discworld novels has been designed by [...]

Amateur Production of Mort in Hampshire

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April 23rd, 2014

Boundary Players present Terry Pratchett’s Mort   To be performed at the William Penney Theatre in Tadley on the Hampshire/Berkshire border Showing between 6th and 10th May   Death comes to us all. When it came to Mort, he offered him a job.   But when Mort is left in charge for an evening, he [...]