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A Blink of the Screen : Collected Short Fiction

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In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world's best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short form fiction collected into one volume. A "Blink of the Screen" charts the course of Pratchett's long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press,; to the origins of his debut novel, "The Carpet People"; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful "Discworld" series. Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas,all of it shot through with his inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 26mm | 240g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
  • 0552167738
  • 9780552167734
  • 85,124

About 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.show more

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"Clever, neatly constructed and funny...Pratchett is one of the great comic writers and storytellers of our time" Guardianshow more

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"Clever, neatly constructed and funny Pratchett is one of the great comic writers and storytellers of our time" Guardianshow more

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