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Terry Pratchett - Author

Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015) was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. He had his first story published when he was just thirteen, and after leaving school at seventeen to become a journalist he continued writing, publishing his first novel, The Carpet People, in 1971 and going on to produce the phenomenally successful Discworld and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad. His first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.

Terry Pratchett as well as numerous other books, winning many awards and becoming the UK’s bestselling author. He was appointed OBE in 1998.

He died in March 2015 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. You can find out more about his life and work at www.terrypratchettbooks.com

If you like Terry Pratchett you might also like to read books by Eoin Colfer.

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Father Christmas's Fake Beard
Terry Pratchett
Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again.
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2017
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The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner And Other Stories
Terry Pratchett
In a nutshell: inventive | readable | hilarious | This collection of 14 rip-roaringly funny stories is a great way to introduce children to Terry Pratchett – indeed, each story is just the right length for bedtime reading – but will have...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2017
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The Shepherd's Crown
Terry Pratchett - illustrated by Paul Kidby, Laura Ellen Andersen
A fabulous and very fitting conclusion to the Tiffany Aching novels, and a wonderful full stop to the much loved Discworld series. Tiffany has to be on her mettle, a twisted powerful enemy is set for battle, Tiffany needs all...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/05/2017
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I Shall Wear Midnight
Terry Pratchett - illustrated by Paul Kidby, Laura Ellen Andersen
A chilling, plucky yet playful novel for older children, and adults. Tiffany Aching's magic has woken an evil being who has a intense loathing for all things witch. The Cunning Man is something that Tiffany has to face on her...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/05/2017
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Wintersmith
Terry Pratchett - illustrated by Paul Kidby, Laura Ellen Andersen
Wintersmith is another jewel in the wonderfully absurd crown that is the Discworld. Tiffany Aching grows in knowledge and power as she steps into a dance with winter and begins a, shall we call it… flirtation. As Tiffany grows older...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/05/2017
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A Hat Full of Sky
Terry Pratchett - illustrated by Paul Kidby, Laura Ellen Anderson
Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching books are a must read (by children and adults), and the second novel in the series is an absolute delight. When Tiffany steps out of her body to check her outfit (as there's no mirror to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/05/2017
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The Wee Free Men
Terry Pratchett - illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson
A rib-tickling, rollicking (all the rollicking it has to be said, is done by the 6 inch high Wee Free Men) adventure with just enough scary fairies to make anyone a little wary of Fairyland. Tiffany Aching has decided she...
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Format: Paperback | Released 27/04/2017
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The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner And Other Stories
Terry Pratchett - illustrated by Mark Beech
In a nutshell: inventive | readable | hilarious | This collection of 14 rip-roaringly funny stories is a great way to introduce children to Terry Pratchett – indeed, each story is just the right length for bedtime reading – but will have...
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Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner
Terry Pratchett - illustrated by Mark Beech
Special Slipcased Edition | In a nutshell: inventive | readable | hilarious | This collection of 14 rip-roaringly funny stories is a great way to introduce children to Terry Pratchett – indeed, each story is just the right length for bedtime reading –...
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Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Wings The Third Book of the Nomes
Terry Pratchett
The final book in the Bromeliad Trilogy is a little stunner. ‘Wings' the third book of the Nomes runs concurrently in time with ‘Diggers', yet focusses on the three Nomes and Thing who left the quarry together, yet for very...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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The Shepherd's Crown
Terry Pratchett
The completely and totally wonderful wiz(z)ard of words Terry Pratchett, has departed for what I'm sure will be a very interesting conversation, with the cat and curry loving Death. Terry Pratchett has been one of my favourite authors since I...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/02/2016
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Diggers The Second Book of the Nomes
Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett does it again, the second book in the ‘Bromeliad Trilogy' or ‘Book of the Nomes' is another confection of delight, wit and fantastical storytelling. Terry Pratchett really needs no introduction, each of his books have been little...
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Format: Paperback | Released 31/12/2015
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The Shepherd's Crown
Terry Pratchett
Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 27/08/2015
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Dragons at Crumbling Castle And Other Stories
Terry Pratchett
Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur's knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It's a disaster! Luckily, there's a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who's willing to fill...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Truckers The First Book of the Nomes
Terry Pratchett
A truly wonderful kick of escapism, ‘Truckers: The First Book of the Nomes' may be aimed at children, however you don't have to be a kid to read this (adults can get just as much enjoyment, possibly even a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 12/03/2015
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Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Terry Pratchett
Maurice, a streetwise tomcat, has come up with the perfect scam. Inspired by the Pied Piper tale, cat and kid lead a band of rats from town to town to fake invasions of vermin. The rewards to get the rats...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/05/2011
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Nation
Terry Pratchett
Hugely entertaining, this is a fully envisaged fantasy adventure, which makes serious points about the importance of the past from the master storyteller and author of the hugely popular Discworld series. Survival! Mau's world is bowled over and swept away...
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/10/2009
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Wintersmith
Terry Pratchett
There's a risk that they'll never be spring again when the spirit of winter falls in love with Tiffany Aching, a young witch who had acted out of place. With help from friends, Tiffany must sort everything out if she...
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Format: Paperback | Released 27/09/2007
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The Wee Free Men
Terry Pratchett
First published in 2003, The Wee Free Men is the second story in the Discworld series for young readers. The Queen of the Elves has another attempt at invading the Discworld, by stealing children and infesting dreams. However 9-year-old Tiffany...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/04/2004
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