Terry Pratchett

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What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in May
Poet Dean Atta, writer and critic PD Smith and Guardian readers Jessica and Brenda discuss the titles they’ve read over the last month. Join the conversation in the comments

Dean Atta, PD Smith and Guardian readers

24, May, 2022 @4:04 PM

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Walking the Sam Vimes ‘Boots’ theory back in time | Letters
Letters: Sally Goldsmith traces the idea back to The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists, while Cassy Firth says the adage ‘buy cheap, buy twice’ was a favourite of northern grannies

Letters

31, Jan, 2022 @6:11 PM

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Terry Pratchett estate backs Jack Monroe’s idea for ‘Vimes Boots’ poverty index
Campaigner has used the idea drawn from Discworld novels to register the disproportionate effect price rises have on the lower paid

Alison Flood

26, Jan, 2022 @3:27 PM

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Official biography of Terry Pratchett to be published
A Life With Footnotes, by the late author’s former assistant and friend, has been authorised by Pratchett’s estate and is due to come out in September

Alison Flood

26, Jan, 2022 @11:21 AM

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The book I got for Christmas: ‘I was swept up in the misadventures of Rincewind’
Our series continues as Sam Jordison remembers the ‘profound impact’ Terry Pratchett’s The Colour of Magic had on him

Sam Jordison

23, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘Help! I’ve been spotted!’ Terry Pratchett on Thief, his favourite video game
In the early 2000s, the Discworld author frequented a forum dedicated to the Thief series of stealth games. His posts provide a fascinating insight into his fondness for gaming

Rick Lane

09, Dec, 2021 @10:33 AM

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Bill Nighy to narrate Terry Pratchett’s footnotes in new Discworld recordings
The actor will bring Pratchett’s ‘personal commentary’ to life in a star-studded re-recording of all 40 Discworld audiobooks, featuring narrators from Indira Varma to Andy Serkis

Alison Flood

16, Nov, 2021 @9:35 AM

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Good Omens is going beyond the book? That’s not a bad sign
While Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett never wrote a sequel, they did sketch out a plot that will now form a second season. If they wanted to continue the story, I want to watch it

Alison Flood

30, Jun, 2021 @12:53 PM

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Patrick Ness: ‘Terry Pratchett makes you feel seen and forgiven’
The author celebrates the most perfect sentence by Toni Morrison and his struggles with Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch

Patrick Ness

14, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Terry Pratchett’s debut turns 50: ‘At 17 he showed promise of a brilliant mind’
Written while he was a teenager, published when he was 23 and rewritten when he was 43, The Carpet People is being honoured with an anniversary edition

Alison Flood

20, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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On my radar: Tim Minchin's cultural highlights
The comedian and musician on kayaking in Kangaroo Valley, and why the world is getting better

Alice Fisher

28, Nov, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Hugh Laurie to star as Maurice, Terry Pratchett's streetwise tomcat
Actor will head all-star cast for animated version of the beloved author’s novel for children The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

Alison Flood

06, Nov, 2020 @3:00 PM

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