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Discworld Collector’s Library covers to continue!

1st June 2016
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  Excitement abounds today here at Discworld.com HQ – Calling all readers of the Discworld Collector’s Library. The complete set of new covers are to be released! By popular demand, this collection of beautiful but affordable hardback editions, currently available up to Jingo, will now expand to include ALL the adult Discworld novels. The first four new additions – The…

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Happy Birthday Sir Terry

28th April 2016
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Today, Sir Terry Pratchett would have turned 68. He lives on in the characters and worlds he created. Two weeks ago, family, friends and fans from around the world gathered to celebrate the life and work of this extraordinary man. To give everyone a chance to look back and appreciate just some of Sir Terry’s accomplishments, we’re pleased to share…

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PRESS RELEASE – Gollancz Signs Up Official Colouring Book by Acclaimed Discworld Artist Paul Kidby

29th March 2016
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Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of World Rights to publish a colouring book of line drawings by Paul Kidby, Sir Terry Pratchett’s artist of choice. Gollancz Digital Publisher, Darren Nash, brought the rights to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Colouring Book from Rob Wilkins at Narrativia, who own and control the exclusive multimedia and merchandising rights to all of Sir…

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PRESS RELEASE – New Terry Pratchett book announced

2nd March 2016
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Wednesday 2nd March 2016 Penguin Random House Children’s announce the second collection of Terry Pratchett’s short stories for children The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner Penguin Random House Children’s is delighted to announce a new collection of short stories by master storyteller, Sir Terry Pratchett, due to be published this August. The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner is the second collection of Pratchett’s short stories,…

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Long Mars nominated for Award

22nd February 2016
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“The Long Mars” has been nominated in Poland for Book of the Year 2015 in the Science Fiction category. You can vote for it to win until 28th FEBRUARY 2016 here.
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The Shepherd’s Crown makes Carnegie long-list

18th February 2016
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We are thoroughly delighted that The Shepherd’s Crown has made the Carnegie long-list for 2016, following on from the success of the Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents back in 2001. The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. The shortlists will be announced on 15 March, and the winners will be announced on 20 June. Each medallist…

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Plan For a Sir Terry Pratchett Statue Gathers Pace

8th February 2016
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Salisbury City Council met at the Guildhall this evening to discuss the proposal to erect a permanent statue of Sir Terry Pratchett in the city. A  petition was launched by local Discworld enthusiast Emily Brand to garner support for the project and she has been overwhelmed with the response.  The petition took both the Discworld community and local social sites…

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Rob Wilkins reflects on Terry’s last days of writing

6th December 2015
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On December 5th 2014 Terry Pratchett wrote his final words. His assistant, business manager and long time friend Rob Wilkins, reflects on the last creative hours they spent together in a series of poignant messages, delivered yesterday from the writers Twitter account. Terry’s final day of writing was exactly one year ago today. — Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) December 5, 2015…

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Troll Bridge gets a boost

18th October 2015
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Work on completing Terry Pratchett’s Troll Bridge continues and there have been some exciting developments behind the scenes. Terry was excited to see what fans could do with this story and screening the ‘work in progress’ version to him in October of last year was one of the high points of the project for many of the cast & crew….

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Perpetual Scholarship at UniSA

17th October 2015
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Marking his passion for lifelong learning, curiosity and exploration, Terry’s estate has announced the endowment of a unique scholarship at the University of South Australia to honour his memory. The Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship will be awarded by the University of South Australia in perpetuity, every two years and will support a student to undertake a Masters by research…

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Guest questions answered!

16th October 2015
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The biennial Scheibenwelt Discworld Convention recently took place at Castle Ludwigstein in Germany. More than 200 guests enjoyed workshops, talks, games, guests of honour and Discworld merchandising not normally available in Germany. Rob Wilkins, Terry’s personal assistant and business manager, was unable to attend due to the huge success of the UK release of The Shepherd’s Crown, but instead answered…

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Discworld Knight on display at Terry’s local pub.

9th October 2015
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The Discworld Knight baron has this week taken up residency at The Queen’s Head pub in Broad Chalke in Wiltshire, where it will be on display for the next couple of months before moving to its permanent home in the Chalke Valley. It is hard to imagine a more fitting tribute to Terry for whom this statue was dedicated. The…

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A crowning glory for Sir Terry Pratchett

2nd September 2015
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We’re delighted to report that the final Discworld novel by Sir Terry Pratchett, The Shepherd’s Crown, has rocketed straight to the #1 spot in Nielsen BookScan’s chart, selling 52,846 copies in its first week. This is Sir Terry’s tenth British Number One, and a wonderfully fitting tribute to the beloved writer’s final work. Fans queued from midnight to buy their…

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Shepherd’s Crown launch event success

27th August 2015
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The publication of THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN, the final Discworld novel by renowned author Terry Pratchett, was celebrated last night with a midnight opening and first UK reading by Terry’s close friend and personal assistant, Rob Wilkins and his long-standing colleague Stephen Briggs at Waterstones’ flagship store in Piccadilly, London. 200 Pratchett fans were invited to attend the glittering event and…

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Midnight opening and first reading of Shepherd’s Crown

7th August 2015
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Waterstones Piccadilly marks final Discworld novel with midnight opening and first UK reading. 7th August 2015 – London The publication of THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN, the final Discworld novel by beloved author Terry Pratchett, will be celebrated with a midnight opening and first UK reading at Waterstones’ flagship shop in Piccadilly, London on Wednesday 26th August. A limited number of tickets…

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Welcome to Discworld.com!

5th August 2015
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Crivens! Our name is changing! PJSM Prints has been supplying official Discworld artwork and merchandise for over twenty years, but during that time we have grown and evolved, and we’re now about so much more than prints and cards. Today we revel in exploring every aspect of Terry Pratchett’s legendary Discworld so we’re delighted to announce that we are now…

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Salisbury Baron’s Trail

1st August 2015
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We are delighted to support the Salisbury Baron’s Charter Project, a collection of 25 stunningly decorated medieval baron sculptures, placed throughout the streets of Salisbury, sponsored by local businesses and created and painted by a wide range of artists and community groups. As you will know, Terry was very fond of his local city and he is represented in a…

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