A Slip of the Keyboard

A Slip of the Keyboard

Collected Non-fiction

eBook - 2014
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Terry Pratchett in his own words With a foreword by Neil Gaiman Terry Pratchett earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series – but in recent years he became equally well-known as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer's research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together the best of Pratchett's non fiction writing on his life, on his work, and on the weirdness of the world: from Granny Pratchett to Gandalf's love life; from banana daiquiris to books that inspired him; from getting started as a writer to the injustices that he fought to end. With his trademark humour, humanity and unforgettable way with words, this collection offers an insight behind the scenes of Discworld into a much loved and much missed figure – man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion...
Publisher: 2014.
ISBN: 9781448126972
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Dec 27, 2017

Even my librarian husband was surprised to see that Sir Terry had non-fiction works in print. For those who love the inimitable 'voice' of Terry Pratchett, a whole book full of short articles in that voice is a marvelous find. Sir Terry tells us about his childhood and early career, gives us the dirt about signing tours, and (perhaps most importantly) advocates powerfully for people who suffer from dementia and other incurable diseases.

If you are an adult who loves Pratchett, you'll want to read this book; younger teens and children who love the fun of Discworld may, however, find the unvarnished opinions of the author less amusing than they'd wish.

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