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Good Omens to Return for Ineffable Third and Final Season on Prime Video

14th December 2023
Good Omens 3

THE UNHOLY DUO FACE ARMAGEDDON ONCE MORE Good Omens to Return for Ineffable Third and Final Season on Prime Video Expanding upon Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s internationally best-selling novel, the third season will conclude the story of the Good Omens Universe and its beloved characters LONDON and CULVER CITY, California—December 14, 2023—Today, Prime Video announced that it has…

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GET READY FOR A BRAND NEW LOOK FOR TERRY PRATCHETT’S TIFFANY ACHING SERIES!

15th October 2023

ENTER A FANTASTICAL WORLD of DISCWORLD WITH TIFFANY ACHING, A YOUNG GIRL WHO DREAMS OF BEING A WITCH LIKE HER GRANDMOTHER… Fresh New Look for Terry Pratchett’s Beloved Tiffany Aching Series by Talented Cover Designer Leo Nickoll and Favourite Illustrator Paul Kidby Last year, Transworld announced a two-year project to introduce newcomers to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels by releasing updated…

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Royal Mail Celebrates Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Series with Special Stamps

3rd August 2023
Royal Mail Stamp Release

PRESS RELEASE: 3rd August, 2023 ROYAL MAIL CELEBRATES TERRY PRATCHETT’S FANTASY DISCWORLD SERIES WITH SPECIAL STAMPS The eight stamps also mark the 40th anniversary of the publication of the first Discworld book, The Colour of Magic The stamps include characters Rincewind, The Librarian, Granny Weatherwax, Sam Vimes, and Great A’Tuin, as well as specially commissioned artworks of Death and Mort,…

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Puffin Acquires Tiffany Aching’s Guide to Being A Witch

2nd June 2023
Tiffany Aching's Guide to Being a Witch

Puffin acquires Tiffany Aching’s Guide To Being A Witch marking the 20th Anniversary of Terry Patchett’s first Tiffany Aching novel The Wee Free Men. Puffin is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Tiffany Aching’s Guide To Being A Witch by Rhianna Pratchett and Gabrielle Kent. Puffin Publisher Jane Griffiths acquired World rights from Jon Wood at RCW, on behalf of the…

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PRESS RELEASE: TRANSWORLD TO PUBLISH A STROKE OF THE PEN: A COLLECTION OF REDISCOVERED SHORT STORIES

27th February 2023

PRESS RELEASE: TRANSWORLD TO PUBLISH A STROKE OF THE PEN: A COLLECTION OF REDISCOVERED SHORT STORIES BY TERRY PRATCHETT. Transworld has acquired an unmissable collection of recently rediscovered short stories by the late Sir Terry Pratchett. The collection, titled A Stroke of the Pen: The Lost Stories, will be published on 5th October 2023. Larry Finlay, MD, and Charlotte Trumble,…

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Nation Hardback Cover Release

20th February 2023
Nation - Discworld Collector's Library

The estate of Sir Terry Pratchett and Doubleday UK are delighted to announce the latest Hardback Collectors Library cover for Terry Pratchett’s ‘Nation’. 2021 saw the completion of the unique Discworld Collector’s Library, with covers illustrated by the talented Joe McLaren. A matching edition of the Bromeliad trilogy was released in 2022. Now McLaren returns once again to bring a…

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On This Day in 1997 – Terry Pratchett is the Desert Island Discs Castaway

9th February 2023

On this day… 9th February, 1997 The castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is one of Britain’s best-selling authors… “He’s created a world full of wizards and witches, and his most popular character is Death. The castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is one of Britain’s best-selling authors. Terry Pratchett has written over 30 books, and sells more than…

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On This Day in 2010 – The Richard Dimbleby Lecture

1st February 2023
Going Postal - Uncorrected Book Proof

On this day… 1st February, 2010 The Richard Dimbleby Lecture Terry Pratchett: Shaking Hands with Death One of the world’s most popular authors gives the 34th Richard Dimbleby Lecture from the Royal College of Physicians in London. Sir Terry Pratchett announced in 2007 that he had been diagnosed with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. In his keynote lecture,…

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Royal Mail International Exports Suffers a Cyber Incident

18th January 2023
Going Postal - Uncorrected Book Proof

Royal Mail is experiencing severe service disruption to international export services following a cyber incident… “We are temporarily unable to despatch items to overseas destinations. To support faster recovery when our service is restored and to prevent a build-up of export items in our network, we’re asking customers not to post international items until further notice. Items that have already…

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Terry Pratchett Memorial Sculpture Busts

15th November 2022
Terry Pratchett Memorial Sculpture Busts - Due for Release

Terry Pratchett Memorial Sculpture Busts  As our 50th Year Celebrations draw to a close, the Estate of Sir Terry Pratchett, in collaboration with Discworld artist Paul Kidby, is delighted to announce the release of the official Sir Terry Pratchett bust. This intricate cold cast sculpture is accurately based on the original memorial bronze of Sir Terry created by Paul Kidby in…

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A Life With Footnotes – The Observer Review

26th September 2022

THE OBSERVER BOOK OF THE WEEK Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes by Rob Wilkins Review by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Sun 25 Sep 2022 07.00 BST …anecdotes, elephants and ‘an embuggerance’ A new biography by the fantasy novelist’s longtime assistant provides a joyful and painful closeup of the irrepressible writer who made the absurd strangely convincing. Terry Pratchett: A Life with Footnotes…

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Turning Terry Pratchett’s Discworld into Audiobooks

13th May 2022
Bill Nighy

This documentary follows Penguin Audio’s ambitious project of turning the entire Discworld catalog into audiobook format. https://youtu.be/Zw4kYXx8s4k Click here to find out more: https://linktr.ee/Discworld ‘It couldn’t be anybody other than Bill Nighy’ “The footnotes are important because that’s a private moment between me and the author,” explains Rob Wilkins – Pratchett’s biography, written by Wilkins, was called A Life in…

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Transworld reveal new Discworld series cover look and launch of annual Terry Pratchett Day

28th February 2022
Transworld Release - New Discworld Series Covers

Transworld reveal new Discworld series cover look and launch of annual Terry Pratchett Day Transworld is delighted to announce that it will be releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels, starting with the six books in the Witches series together with the standalone title Small Gods. Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, Maskerade, Carpe Jugulum…

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A Life With Footnotes – Announcing the Official Biography of Terry Pratchett

24th January 2022
Terry Pratchett A Life With Footnotes

A LIFE WITH FOOTNOTES – ANNOUNCING THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY OF TERRY PRATCHETT Transworld Publishers are thrilled to announce the publication of Terry Pratchett: A Life with Footnotes, the official biography of Sir Terry Pratchett, written by Rob Wilkins, his former assistant, friend and now head of the author’s literary estate. At the time of his death in 2015, Terry was…

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Seven Day Instagram Giveaway

29th November 2021
Instagram Giveaway

DISCWORLD.COM FANTASTIC SEVEN DAY INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY DAY ONE 1st December / 12am to Midnight GMT A Pair of Extremely Collectable Slip-Case Editions An extremely collectable slip-cased edition of Small Gods, illustrated by Omar Rayyan and published by the Folio Society in 2016. Bound in crimson velveteen covered boards with a colour printed paper label on the front cover together with gold blocking…

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Bill Nighy Stars as the Voice of Terry Pratchett…

16th November 2021
Discworld Audio Press Release

BILL NIGHY STARS AS VOICE OF PRATCHETT IN BRAND-NEW RECORDINGS OF THE ENTIRE DISCWORLD SERIES Plus an all-star cast of leading British acting talent Listen to an Extract HERE   Penguin Random House has taken on a truly ambitious project to re-record all 40 audiobooks from Sir Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld series, featuring a cast of leading names from British stage…

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The Amazon Original Series Good Omens 2 Begins Production in Scotland, Reuniting Its Company of Players

2nd November 2021

The Amazon Original Series Good Omens 2 Begins Production in Scotland, Reuniting Its Company of Players Supporting David Tennant and Michael Sheen will be many of the key cast members from Season One, some reprising their roles, others playing new characters LONDON and CULVER CITY, California—November 2, 2021—Production has begun in Scotland on the second season of the Amazon Original…

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The Amazing Maurice coming in 2022, Cast Announced

5th November 2020

The Amazing Maurice, a Sky original Coming in 2022 to Sky Cinema Based on Terry Pratchett’s best-selling novel Starring Hugh Laurie, Emilia Clarke, David Thewlis, Himesh Patel, Gemma Arterton and Hugh Bonneville Sky today announced a new co-production with Ulysses Filmproduktion and Cantilever Media, The Amazing Maurice, a Sky original.  This animated family film is based on one of Sir…

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SIR TERRY PRATCHETT’S NARRATIVIA, MOTIVE PICTURES AND ENDEAVOR CONTENT JOIN FORCES IN LANDMARK NEW PARTNERSHIP, SET TO BRING THE DISCWORLD UNIVERSE TO LIFE IN A SERIES OF DEFINITIVE SCREEN ADAPTATIONS

28th April 2020

In an exclusive relationship going forward, Narrativia, the independent production company launched by Sir Terry Pratchett in 2012, strikes new development deal with Motive Pictures and Endeavor Content to create truly authentic Discworld screen adaptations. Discworld, the iconic and enduringly popular literary phenomenon, spans a series of beloved novels that sold in excess of 100 million copies around the world…

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BBC AMERICA GREENLIGHTS ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SERIES THE WATCH

31st October 2018

New Punk Rock Thriller is Based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s “Discworld” Novels New York – October 30, 2018 – On the heels of hit series Killing Eve and the introduction of the first female Doctor on Doctor Who, BBC AMERICA announced today the greenlight of the new original scripted series, The Watch, based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s wildly popular “Discworld”…

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