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A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-fiction [Hardcover]

Neil Gaiman , Terry Pratchett
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25 Sep 2014

With a foreword by Neil Gaiman

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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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday (25 Sep 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857521225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857521224
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.2 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 647 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"

Book Description

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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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Pratchett 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Made me laugh, cry and think. Excellent book. 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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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book. 3 Oct 2014
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My Dad loves Terry Pratchett, and loved this book that collects his work not associated with Disc-world.
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4.0 out of 5 stars At last, a chance to read TP's writings for ... 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Pratchett review 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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5.0 out of 5 stars must read 22 Oct 2014
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Absolutely brilliant, pure Pratchett. A must read for all of Sir Terry's friends.
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