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Terry Pratchett on our right to a good life and a good death - the text of his landmark BBC Richard Dimbleby Lecture now available as a standalone volume with a new introduction by Rob Wilkins.

Why we all deserve a life worth living and a death worth dying for
‘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.’

When Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in his fifties he was angry - not with death but with the disease that would take him there, and with the suffering disease can cause when we are not allowed to put an end to it. In this essay, broadcast to millions as the BBC Richard Dimblebly Lecture 2010 and previously only available as part of A Slip of the Keyboard, he argues for our right to choose - our right to a good life, and a good death too.

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    9780552172776

    October 1, 2015

    Corgi

    64 pages

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  • EBook

    9781473540460

    July 30, 2015

    Transworld Digital

    64 pages

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