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Terry Pratchett in his own words - a collection of writing by the creator of Discworld, about his life, interests, campaigns, and his writing career from early years to the present day.

Terry Pratchett in his own words
With a foreword by Neil Gaiman

Terry Pratchett earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series – but in recent years he became equally well-known as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer’s research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together the best of Pratchett’s non fiction writing on his life, on his work, and on the weirdness of the world: from Granny Pratchett to Gandalf’s love life; from banana daiquiris to books that inspired him; from getting started as a writer to the injustices that he fought to end.

With his trademark humour, humanity and unforgettable way with words, this collection offers an insight behind the scenes of Discworld into a much loved and much missed figure – man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orang-utans and the right to a good death.

Reviews

Seriously funny about the weirdness of the world and humorously serious about the NHS, assisted dying and his urgent personal campaign for more research into Alzheimer’s disease

Times

A wonderful collection...[Pratchett] emerges as, yes, likeable but also complex and angry

Independent

His life and legacy will always be cause for celebration

Guardian

Bright, funny, insightful, warm...a man who truly knew how to enjoy life...and books

George R.R. Martin

Wise and funny...my unlikely hero

A.S. Byatt

An inspiration

Telegraph

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  • Paperback

    9780552167727

    August 3, 2015

    Corgi

    384 pages

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    9781448126972

    September 25, 2014

    Transworld Digital

    384 pages

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