Terry Pratchett

By Rob Wilkins,

Book cover of Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes: The Official Biography

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WINNER OF THE 2023 LOCUS AWARD FOR NON-FICTION
WINNER OF THE BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR BEST NON-FICTION

'Always readable, illuminating and honest. It made me miss the real Terry.' - Neil Gaiman

'Sometimes joyfully, sometimes painfully, intimate . . . it is wonderful to have this closeup picture…

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I have always been a huge Terry Pratchett fan and this biography, by his personal assistant of many years, speaks so strongly with Pratchett’s voice.

A great deal of it is derived from Pratchett’s notes on the autobiography that he began when he was tragically diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Wilkins’ text takes us from Pratchett’s early childhood (when the headmaster of his school decided he wasn’t going to amount to much) through the beginnings of Discworld, and on to his collaboration with Neil Gaiman on Good Omens, among other adventures.

The chapter titles themselves are Pratchettian: Chapter 3…

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