A Life With Footnotes


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Terry Prachett: A Life With Footnotes*

*The Offical Biography by Rob Wilkens

Paperback – DoubleDay – Sept 2022 – 336 pages

Sir Terry Pratchett, creator of the phenomenally bestselling Discworld series, was known and loved around the world for his wildly popular books, his brilliant satirical humor and for the humanity of his campaign work. But that’s only part of the picture.

At the time of his death in 2015, he was working on his greatest story yet – his own. The story of a boy who aged six was told by his head teacher that he would never amount to anything and spent the rest of his life proving him wrong. Who walked out on his A levels to become a journalist, encountering some very dead bodies and the idea for his first novl before he reached twenty. Who celecbrated his knighthood for services to literature by forging himself a sword.

Tragically, Terry ran out of time to complete the memoir he so desperately wanted to write. But now, in the only authorized biography of one of our best-loved writes, his literary assistant and friend Rob Wilkins picks up where Terry left off, and with the help of friends, family and Terry’s own unpublished words, tells the full story of an extraordinary life.


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