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A Slip of the Keyboard : Collected Non-fiction

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Terry Pratchett in his own words With a foreword by Neil Gaiman Terry Pratchett earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series - but in recent years he became equally well-known as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer's research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together the best of Pratchett's non fiction writing on his life, on his work, and on the weirdness of the world: from Granny Pratchett to Gandalf's love life; from banana daiquiris to books that inspired him; from getting started as a writer to the injustices that he fought to end. With his trademark humour, humanity and unforgettable way with words, this collection offers an insight behind the scenes of Discworld into a much loved and much missed figure - man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orang-utans and the right to a good death.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 24mm | 262g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 055216772X
  • 9780552167727
  • 126,733

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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"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. Byattshow more

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"A wonderful collection...[Pratchett] emerges as, yes, likeable but also complex and angry"show more

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