Yearly Archives: 2008

The Embuggerance – One Year On

11th December 2008

Folks, It’s exactly one year since the Embuggerance was announced and yesterday I wrote about 1,000 words for Unseen Academicals.  The reason that the book still has a long way to go (although it’s all downhill from here) is that it’s a bloody amazing day if I can get time to do more than a few hundred words; the year…

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With Great Pleasure – Ticket Winner

13th November 2008

Congratulations to Kate Gowers whose name was first out of our hat and will be joining us in Bath tomorrow evening for the recording of ‘With Great Pleasure’. Commiserations to everyone else, but don’t forget to listen to Radio 4 at 10am on Christmas Day!

With Great Pleasure – Two Tickets Available

12th November 2008

On BBC Radio 4 today (25th) at midday, Terry is presenting ‘With Great Pleasure’. With Great Pleasure is the Radio 4 programme which asks celebrity guests to share with an audience some of the pieces of writing which have influenced, comforted and entertained them over the years. The Christmas edition is always a special treat and this year Terry Pratchett…

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Terry’s November Update

11th November 2008

Folks, We have seen the first half of the BBC documentary and it looks pretty good.  Importantly, it would seem at the moment that we have witnessed that rarest of things, a film crew that has been allowed into a convention and hasn’t tried to stuff the fans.  Some of you know you were filmed in costume, and that’s it. …

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Terry’s Alzheimer’s T-Shirt

31st October 2008

It’s been phenomenally successful, but we promised that it would only be available for a limited time and so we will be retiring Terry’s Alzheimer’s T-shirt at the end of November.  Many thanks to everyone who has shown their support for this fantastic cause!

Terry on Radio 4

28th October 2008

With Great Pleasure is the Radio 4 programme which asks celebrity guests to share with an audience some of the pieces of writing which have influenced, comforted and entertained them over the years. The Christmas edition is always a special treat and this year we are particularly pleased and proud that the much-loved writer Terry Pratchett will be presenting his…

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Terry’s October Update

24th October 2008

At last some progress is being made on Unseen Academicals since we got through the making of the BBC2 documentary and all the alternative calls on my time that seemed to have filled the past year. Today, for example, I have nothing to do but write and Rob and I were just mentioning how odd it is to have a…

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Terry signs at the Hayling Island Bookshop and Waterstones Piccadilly

13th September 2008

The smallest island book shop and the Nation’s largest bookshop joined forces to launch Terry Pratchett’s new novel, NATION, at special events held on Saturday 13th September. NATION is set on a small desert island and challenges the way we think about cultural identity, nationhood and the history of civilisation. To reflect the book’s setting and story, Random House Children’s…

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11th September 2008

Our prize draw proved to be very successful to say the least, but there could only be one winner of the coveted UK Nation proof. Therefore, we were all very excited when Terry drew the name from the hat and…. CONGRATULATIONS TO KIRSTEN HOLLINGDALE! You are our winner and your signed proof is already on its way to you. Thanks…

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Terry Signs the Very First Nation For PJSM Prints

10th September 2008

With the publication of Nation less than 24 hours away, Terry’s first signing engagement was to work his way through our mountain of stock. He will also be pulling the name of our lucky winner out of his hat tomorrow morning when we will announce who has won our UK signed proof. Later in the day we will be heading…

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Terry writes for Alzheimer’s

17th August 2008

Terry has written an article on his experience with Alzheimer’s for the News of the World. You can read it HERE and also see Terry on a special BBC Panorama programme ‘The NHS Postcode: It Could Be You’ tomorrow (Monday 18th) at 8.30pm.

An Update From Terry

1st August 2008

Folks, To those that want to know, it would be true to say that my life right now is occasional short periods of writing interspersed and interrupted with requests for interviews.  As my UK readers will know, merely catching a variant of Alzheimer’s has propelled me onto more prestigious chat show sofas than I have ever seen in 25 years…

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The God Moment

22nd June 2008

The God Moment (A rumour that I have found God)

Terry has written an article for the Mail on Sunday about his much publicised ‘God Moment’.
You can read it HERE.

Rhianna Pratchett interviewed

19th June 2008

Den of Geek have interviewed Rhianna about her script for Overlord on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Overlord was an underrated Xbox 360 game, and now a slightly bulked up edition is coming to the PS3. We nattered with the game’s scriptwriter, Rhianna Pratchett… Rhianna Pratchett has a string of writing credits that includes magazines, a novella, and scripts for…

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Foyles Southbank London – Saturday 14th June

13th June 2008

The raffle to win a place at the front of the queue at the signing on Saturday has been drawn and the winner will be notified by telephone on Friday. Many thanks for all your entries!

Win a place at the front of the queue!

10th June 2008

Win the chance to be first at the front of the queue at this 25th Discworld Anniversary signing! The signing takes place at Foyles on the Southbank in London at 12noon Saturday 14th June. One lucky winner will walk straight to the front of the queue to have his or her book signed before all the others.