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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday (25 Sep 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857521225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857521224
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.1 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 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 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.

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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"

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A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Robert Carlyle on 2 Oct 2014
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Very good read, between the mundane to the heavy subjects, such as dignitas. Despite being non-fiction it feels essentially like a Pratchett book
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Desdemona on 23 Oct 2014
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This man should run the world. His thought processes are sometimes complicated, but his conclusions are by turns hilarious, thoughtful, kind, intelligent and totally un-self-pitying. He is one of the people I admire most in this world, and if there were more like him the world would be a more peaceful and sensible place.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Covill on 19 Oct 2014
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I love Discworld, it feels like a favourite place I visit whenever Sir Terry writes a book or I revisit one. Many parts referring to Discworld made me laugh, talk of Alzheimer's and the documentary made me cry and Sir Terrys views on the world, government, the idiocy of humans and politics made me think he's a wonderful man and maybe he should run the world. Or at least tell those who are supposed to be doing it how to do it better. Thank you for many years of happy reading.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nigel Brett on 27 Oct 2014
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My first Discworld book was "MORT", I couldn't put it down and I've been a Pratchett fan ever since. Over the years I collected all the Discworld novels and enjoyed nearly ever one. (Colour of Magic & Light Fantastic excepted).
A slip of the Keyboard is the personal story of Terry's journey from obscurity to fame with odd bits of personal thoughts and ideas thrown in.
Supported throughout by his wife Lynn and more lately in his writing by P.A. Rob, he continues to entertain with parodies of the world
which although extremely funny, also encourage the reader to think about the things that matter.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By preparethome on 5 Nov 2014
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I am a great fan of everything he writes be it fiction or not so this had to be added to my library and due to my health problems meaning I cannot at times hold a book I have it like all his work in all three formats - Hardback, ebook and audio so no matter how I am I have access to his work.

Costs me more but wouldn't have it any other way - just wish a few other authors offered their books in the three formats, especially audio.

A great read as expected.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By chrystine rack on 10 Oct 2014
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Very enjoyable, and pretty funny considering what so much of it was about, hats off to Mr Pratchett another winner.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pretty in Pink on 26 Oct 2014
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I love this book. I've had it over a month now and I haven't finished it yet. I'm only about halfway through because I keep nipping back to read a favourite bit or two and end up reading the book again from that point. I imagine that by the time I get to the end there will be whole parts I will know by heart.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By I Holland on 14 Oct 2014
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At last, a chance to read TP's writings for magazines that sold out as soon as word got around that TP had written in them!
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