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  • Published: 25 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448154128
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 9 hr 7 min
  • Narrator: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • RRP: $19.99

A Slip of the Keyboard

Collected Non-fiction




A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day.

With a foreword by Neil Gaiman

Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series - but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer's research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett's non fiction writing, both serious and surreal: from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer (and why banana daiquiris are so important); from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf's love life, and passionate defences of the causes dear to him.

With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular, this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself - man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orang-utans and Dignity in Dying.

  • Published: 25 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448154128
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 9 hr 7 min
  • Narrator: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.

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Praise for A Slip of the Keyboard

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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