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Breaking news about Terry
July 7th 2014:
From Terry's Twitter feed:
"Just to let you all know, the book that's on the screen in front of us - and is well underway - will be the 5th Tiffany Aching novel."
April 8th 2014
The first International Sir Terry Pratchett Day, instigated by The International Authors Forum, was celebrated at The London Book Fair'
Nov 24th 2013:
This wiki failed completely to note the thirtieth anniversary of the Discworld and the publication of The Colour of Magic. A belated happy anniversary to all of us!
May 30th 2012:
Sir Terry Pratchett wins Wodehouse comic fiction award
TP is to have a pig named in his honour after winning the 13th Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. He won for his 50th book Snuff, which has become one of the fastest-selling hardback novels since records began. See here for more.
June 13th 2011:
Sir Terry Pratchett has told Newsnight that visiting the Dignitas centre to make the documentary Choosing to Die has not changed his mind about assisted suicide.
The best-selling author suffers from Alzheimers and says he wants to die at a time of his choosing.
Choosing to Die screened on BBC TV on 13/06/11 at 9:00pm.
See here for more. And here for even more.
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Alphabetical list of characters in the works of Terry Pratchett
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Latest and Upcoming Publications by Terry Pratchett
24 Sep 2014: A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-fiction Writings was released (Doubleday, 2014)
11 Sep 2014: Dragons At Crumbling Castle, a collection of short stories for children (and their grandparents) was released.
19 Jun 2014: The Long Mars, the third in the SF series co-written with Stephen Baxter was released.
18th Nov 2013: A musical version of Wintersmith is to be released, based on old and original English folk music, performed by Maddy Prior and Steeleye Span (of Two Magicians fame - see Equal Rites)
7 Nov 2013: Raising Steam, the 40th book in the Discworld series, released. The Disc's first train comes steaming into town.
Television:- Feb. 2009. Terry has just completed two one-hour documentaries for the BBC in which a production team shadows him for a year while he lives with the awareness of his Alzheimers' Disease and its implications. Terry goes looking for further information on the disease, the state of research into its causes and possible cures, and into both medical and complementary treatments prescribed to arrest its spread. These should be availabe to watch via the Internet, at least for British viewers, via the BBC's website. No doubt the best bits will be loaded to YouTube for everyone else.
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- ... the motto carved above the doors of Unseen University means Now you see it, now you don't?
- ... there are only six references to Harry Potter on this entire Wiki?
- ... Sto Lat is a Polish song, the expression meaning "may you live a hundred years"?
- ... someone has actually made a Discworld cake?
- ... the article Multiple exclamation marks has attracted more than 50,000 views?!!! And that was on the old Wiki: even allowing for the shiny new-ness of this new home, "M.E.M." has attracted over 36,000 viewings while many popular characters and books haven't reached 10,000. What is it about this page?
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