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Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015) was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. He had his first story published when he was just thirteen, and after leaving school at seventeen to become a journalist he continued writing, publishing his first novel, The Carpet People, in 1971 and going on to produce the phenomenally successful Discworld and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad. His first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.

Terry Pratchett as well as numerous other books, winning many awards and becoming the UK’s bestselling author. He was appointed OBE in 1998.

He died in March 2015 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. You can find out more about his life and work at

If you like Terry Pratchett you might also like to read books by Douglas Adams, Tom Holt and Jasper Fforde.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Terry Pratchett

The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
The Shepherd's Crown
Terry Pratchett
The completely and totally wonderful wiz(z)ard of words Terry Pratchett, has departed for what I'm sure will be a very interesting conversation, with cat and curry loving Death. Terry Pratchett has been one of my favourite authors since I was...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
The Shepherd's Crown
Terry Pratchett
Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook by Terry Pratchett
Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook
Terry Pratchett
A Discworld spin-off title. Where’s My Cow? was mentioned in the Discworld novel Thud and later appeared on the shelves as a charming illustrated book. This is another such offering. In the Discworld novel Raising Steam the sensible widow, Mrs...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Raising Steam (Discworld Novel 40) by Terry Pratchett
Raising Steam (Discworld Novel 40)
Terry Pratchett
The newest instalment in Terry Pratchett’s wonderful Discworld series sees the arrival of the railway in Ankh-Morpork and as always with these large civil schemes, like the post office and The Mint, Moist von Lipwig is right at the centre...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Non-fiction by Terry Pratchett
A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Non-fiction
Terry Pratchett
As a leading champion of Alzheimer sufferers, Terry Pratchett has increasingly turned to non-fiction writing in recent years. But it has not all been about his Alzheimer’s, he’s written on everything from Gandalf’s love life to what it means to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Raising Steam (Discworld Novel 40) by Terry Pratchett
Raising Steam (Discworld Novel 40)
Terry Pratchett
The newest instalment in Terry Pratchett’s wonderful Discworld series sees the arrival of the railway in Ankh-Morpork and as always with these large civil schemes, like the post office and The Mint, Moist von Lipwig is right at the centre...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
A Blink of the Screen Collected Short Fiction by Terry Pratchett
A Blink of the Screen Collected Short Fiction
Terry Pratchett
A collection of short fiction from the whole of Pratchett’s life, plus his fascinating introduction to each story placing it in his life. It starts aged 13, carries on through non-Discworld pieces to stories set in the famous world itself....
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett
Dodger is a tosher - a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn't. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Snuff by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett
Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2012. Shortlisted for the Galaxy Popular Fiction Book of the Year Award 2011. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
Unseen Academicals
Terry Pratchett
I’ve lost track of how many Discworld novels have flowed from the pen of the incomparable Terry Pratchett, thirty or so I believe. This is the latest madcap adventure from the world that so resembles ours yet is nothing like...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/06/2010
Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
Unseen Academicals
Terry Pratchett
Well Sir Terry has reached his 37th Discworld novel with Unseen Academicals and all the wonderful weirdness and humour is still there, this time revolving around a team of wizards who have to win a game of football without using...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2009
Nation by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett
Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2010. Shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2009 Hugely entertaining, this is a fully envisaged fantasy adventure, which makes serious points about the importance of the past from the master...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/10/2009
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett
We thought it was essential to have at least one Terry Pratchett novel in our launch of our teenage and young adult category ‘NewGenâ. This one is Pratchett at his side-splitting best – itâs funny, itâs unputdownable and no one...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2007
Making Money by Terry Pratchett
Making Money
Terry Pratchett
The latest from this master storyteller and humorist. Having successfully transformed the post office in Going Postal, Moist, Discworld’s most upright reformed criminal, is put in charge of the Mint, and the usual mayhem ensues. I defy anyone not...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2007
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
Going Postal
Terry Pratchett
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 1 April 2010. A writer who had more titles on the BBC’s Big Read Top 100 than any other living author, only Charles Dickens matched him. At the start Pratchett was...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 01/10/2005
Thud! by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett is not only a great writer of comic fantasy but a brilliant satirist of our age. In this novel he explores race relations between the Trolls and Dwarfs of Ankh- Morpork, two groups that can never see eye...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2005
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
The Colour of Magic
Terry Pratchett
Who would have believed back in 1985 that this first introduction into the madcap Discworld which satirised fantasy novels and introduced us to some fantastic characters would turn into the Discworld series numbering some thirty works. If you have wondered...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2005
Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
Monstrous Regiment
Terry Pratchett
If ever there was a Discworld novel to introduce new readers to Pratchett’s brilliance, this is it. And don’t worry if you aren’t familiar – try this and then work through the 30+ others.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2004
Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett
Only You Can Save Mankind
Terry Pratchett
The first of the Johnny Maxwell trilogy, aimed at younger readers but accessible to all, deals with perceptions of reality, humanity, gender, race and conflict in Pratchett's famously light and witty style. Set against the first Gulf War and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/04/2004

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