Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett

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born
in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, The United Kingdom
April 28, 1948

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influences
P. G. Wodehouse, G. K. Chesterton, Lloyd Alexander


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Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe. Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983. In 1987 he turned to writing full time, and has not looked back since. To date there are a total of 39 books in the Discworld series, of which four (so far) are written for children. The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal. A non-Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 coll...more


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Terry Pratchett explains how and when he wrote his new collection of short stories Dragons at Crumbling Castle


Focus on a planet revolving in space:


Focus in on a small country in the northern hemisphere – Great Britain.


Closer, closer… and on the western edge of London you can see the county of Buckinghamshire. Small villages and winding country roads.


And if you could go back in time to the mid...

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The Color of Magic (Discwor...
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Mort (Discworld, #4)
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Small Gods (Discworld, #13)
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Equal Rites (Discworld, #3)
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June 2012, Terry Pratchett
"Visit another world with just the flick of a switch! The fantasy wizard and science fiction expert team up for The Long Earth, a novel about infinite migration across worlds." ...More

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“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
Terry Pratchett, Diggers

“Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.”
Terry Pratchett, Jingo

“Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.”
Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

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