Terry's doing pretty well around the palace for a raving anti-monarchist. Lord Pratchett of Ankh next? --Old Dickens 15:41, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
Look what happened to Sam Vimes, who couldn't exactly be called a raving monarchist himself... life imitates art? In which case, the only possible next award Her Maj can possibly bestow on Terry is a dukedom...
Burning questions: will Terry now have to get to grips with one of those horses with curtains covering its legs? Is he now entitled, nay, obliged, to raise a body of armed men to defend Wiltshire in the event of Klatchian incursion on Salisbury? Will we, then, be Sir Terry's First of Foot - which, given his opinions on the conduct of warfare as expressed via Tacticus, Laveolous and Vimes, might not be a bad place to be in the event of hostilities?
--AgProv 01:54, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
You may; I'm Colonial and overage, myself. I used to think Sam's elevation resulted from Terry's, but found that the order was reversed. I don't think Terry can hope for a Dukedom (are they even making those any more?) --Old Dickens 02:22, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
- Sure they're making them; you need to distinguish between hereditary peers (eldest children who get the title upon the death of the parent) and life peers (who get a newly-created title which is personal and abolished again when they die). Usually they are given to retired cabinet ministers, archbishops, and the like, and to unique individuals - but it's not completely unheard of for artists to recieve a life peerage; for instance Laurence Olivier and Andrew Lloyd Webber. In other words, Sir Terry might one day become The Baron Pratchett of Beaconsfield...or something similar... Michael riber jorgensen 15:05, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
Baron, sure, but while Royal Dukedoms pop in and out of existence according to available Royalty, it seems to be a long time since there was a new one in or outside the family. --Old Dickens 15:26, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy
A new book about Terry Pratchett will be released on the 3rd October 2011 called Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy.
It is written by Craig Cabell ~~Kev 15:49, 26 September 2011 (CEST)