Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett

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

March 12, 2015




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.

There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four 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 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bests

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There are so many Discworld themes you could try out – here are a few ideas based around Tiffany Aching and the Witches in general. Don’t forget to decorate inside the store and in the window!

Classic Witch paraphernalia:

Broomstick – any traditional broom with a wooden handle and long bristles tied to the end would work w
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Good Omens: The Nice and Ac...
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 257,715 ratings — published 1990 — 99 editions
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The Color of Magic (Discwor...
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Mort (Discworld, #4; Death,...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 105,772 ratings — published 1987 — 101 editions
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Guards! Guards! (Discworld,...
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 92,231 ratings — published 1989 — 88 editions
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Equal Rites (Discworld, #3;...
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Small Gods (Discworld, #13)
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The Light Fantastic (Discwo...
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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


This is for August's Fantasy Theme Selection: Humor .....

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