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The Oldie

27th February 2008

Last Wednesday I received an award from the Oldie as their Campaigner of the Year.  Personally, I think 60 is too young to be old. However, I did learn from Sir Terry Wogan that the collective noun for a group Sir Terry’s is… a pride 🙂

The Lunar Eclipse

21st February 2008

We visited Sir Patrick Moore to witness the lunar eclipse from the garden of his Selsey home. Totality wasn’t until 03.00am and so there was plenty of time to chat and eat a rather splendid Astronomer’s Chilli. And as this was an evening celebrating our return to the moon, Terry presented Sir Patrick with a signed Elephant Rising depicting Leonard…

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Buckingham Palace

17th February 2008

February 17th 2008 Buckingham Palace As most of you probably know by now, we had a grand day out at Buckingham Palace where the Queen wielded a magic sword and turned Terry Pratchett into Sir Terence.  And, believe me, it certainly looks like a sword when it whizzes past your ear. The event was followed by a slap-up meal, hosted…

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A Visit to the Doctor…

11th February 2008

11th February 2008 A Visit to the Doctor… Sandra, Louis and Josh had a lovely afternoon with David Tennant while visiting the Dr Who set at the old public library in Swansea. We had a fantastic day would like to thank all of the crew for making us at home. The episode we watched being filmed will be episode ten…

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Terry’s February Update

9th February 2008

Folks, Well, there were around three million viewers of the documentary, which seems to be well received so far.  Of course, this means yet another towering wave to the tsunami of mail that constantly crashes down on this office.  Can I add that I am astonished at all the possible claimed causes of Alzheimer’s that fans are sharing with me;…

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Happy New Year from Terry & the team at PJSM!

1st January 2008

Folks,Happy New Year! I’m going to keep this short because I’d like to finish Nation by the end of the week, but things here are looking up a bit since my last report. I shall very soon be on medication that in theory should blow some of the cobwebs away and I hope my typing speed and accuracy will improve….

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Hogswatch Wishes From Terry

21st December 2007

21st December 2007 Hogswatch Wishes From Terry Folks, We have had many tens of thousands of e-mails from people and the letter flood is just beginning to bite (hilariously, spam traps here tend to pick up things like ‘medication’ and treat quite a lot of the mail as spam.  If we switch them off, we get all the spam too…

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Classic FM – Saturday 15th / Sunday 16th December

14th December 2007

14th December 2007 Classic FM – Saturday 15th / Sunday 16th December Join all of the Classic FM presenters  for their  annual charity on-air auction in aid of the Classic FM Music Makers. There will be celebrity guests and money can’t buy prizes, exclusive experiences and perfect Christmas presents up for grabs such as dinner with Terry (and Rob) at…

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AN UPDATE

12th December 2007

12th December 2007 AN UPDATE Folks, My good friend Sandra Kidby of PJSM Prints is allowing me to use her website because I am proverbially too busy to run one of my own.  We have hardly the time even to read the thousands of messages that have come in here, let alone reply to them, but thank you all. Could…

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An Embuggerance

11th December 2007

Folks, I would have liked to keep this one quiet for a little while, but because of upcoming conventions and of course the need to keep my publishers informed, it seems to me unfair to withhold the news.  I have been diagnosed with a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s, which lay behind this year’s phantom “stroke”. We are…

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THE MONTH IN PICTURES…

5th October 2007

15th October 2007 THE MONTH IN PICTURES… JOSH & SEAN ASTIN TERRY & SEAN   BRIGGSO & ME MR BOGGIS & JOSH BEFORE MAKEUP   RICHARD, STEPHEN & THE PRODUCER ANKH-MORPORK UNDER CONSTRUCTION   TAKING DIRECTION NICOLA BURNING BOOKS   MARY-ELLEN & SEAN HOME SWEET HOME WHEN SHALL WE THREE MEET AGAIN?? AT THE END OF A HARD DAY  …

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AUTUMN TOUR REMINDER

12th September 2007

AUTUMN TOUR REMINDER Terry’s Autumn Making Money tour has been confirmed as follows; Monday 24th September 7:00pm : Borders #86 3700 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503 Tuesday 25th September 7:30pm : Kepler’s Books STE 200 1010 El Camino Menlo Park, CA 94025 Wednesday 26th September 7:00pm : Powell’s Bookstore 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97004 Thursday 27th September…

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Terry says goodbye to a great fan

4th September 2007

4th September 2007 I’m sure many of you recall young Euan Macrae, who was my guest at last year’s Discworld convention.  I had already met him as a result of an approach from the Make-a-Wish foundation because he had a very serious and complex illness.  There was a huge incongruity in watching him become the champion Assassin in the Battle…

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AUTUMN TOUR REMINDER

29th August 2007

AUTUMN TOUR REMINDER Terry’s Autumn Making Money tour has been confirmed as follows; Monday 24th September 7:00pm : Borders #86 3700 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503 Tuesday 25th September 7:30pm : Kepler’s Books STE 200 1010 El Camino Menlo Park, CA 94025 Wednesday 26th September 7:00pm : Powell’s Bookstore 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97004 Thursday 27th September…

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THE PERSEID METOER SHOWER

21st August 2007

21st August 2007 THE PERSEID METOER SHOWER – SUNDAY IN THE GARDEN WITH BRIAN AND SIR PATRICK – Could there have been a better place to see the recent Perseid meteor shower than Patrick Moore’s back garden?  Conversation was a little on the difficult side, since invariably the person you were talking to would suddenly shriek and look over your…

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COLOUR OF MAGIC CAST

31st July 2007

31st July 2007 COLOUR OF MAGIC CAST RHI Entertainment, the Mob Film Co. and Sky One have teamed for The Colour of Magic, a miniseries based on Terry Pratchett’s fantasy novel to star Sean Astin, Tim Curry, Christopher Lee and David Jason. The live-action/CGI project, a follow-up to the trio’s successful adaptation of Pratchett’s Hogfather as a miniseries last year,…

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EXTRAS! EXTRAS! UPDATE!

18th July 2007

18th July 2007 EXTRAS! EXTRAS! UPDATE! Folks, Here is an update. As we indicated, we are not the judges here, but stuff is passing through our hands and so it might be time to sharpen things up a little.  We understand that decisions are being made over the next few days. Fans are being invited to come along to be…

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Extras extras

12th July 2007

12th July 2007 EXTRAS! EXTRAS! When we were planning the movie of Hogfather we met a lot of Discworld fans and admired their enthusiasm for costuming.  That led to us inviting fans to join the extras in some of the scenes of that movie. Boy, was that a high speed learning process.  We had not realised that the history of…

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THE COLOUR OF MAGIC / LIGHT FANTASTIC

20th June 2007

20th June 2007 THE COLOUR OF MAGIC / LIGHT FANTASTIC It was our first visit to Pinewood Studios this week to see work already well in progress on The Colour of Magic / Light Fantastic.  Various bits of Unseen University, looking dwarfed on the huge sound stage,  Wizard’s staffs and paraphernalia being constructed everywhere we looked, a scale model of…

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WINTERSMITH WINS A LOCUS AWARD

16th June 2007

16th June 2007 WINTERSMITH WINS A LOCUS AWARD Wintersmith has won the Locus award for Children/Young Adult books, which means all three of the Tiffany Aching books have picked up that award.  It’s interesting to see that the four books in the “Junior Discworld” series have picked up more awards between them than the whole of the adult series.  I…

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