A Slip of the Keyboard

A Slip of the Keyboard : Collected Non-fiction

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Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series - but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer's research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett's non fiction writing, both serious and surreal: from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer (and why banana daiquiris are so important); from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf's love life, and passionate defences of the causes dear to him. With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular, this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself - man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orang-utans and Dignity in Dying.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 768 pages
  • 129 x 204 x 34mm | 567g
  • Doubleday
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780857521224
  • 65,392

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"A wonderful collection...[Pratchett] emerges as, yes, likeable but also complex and angry"
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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. Byatt
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About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at over 75 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.
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