Terry Pratchett - the Spirit of Fantasy, Paperback

Terry Pratchett - the Spirit of Fantasy Paperback

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Terry Pratchett is one of the most loved writers in the world.

With worldwide sales of over 65 million copies in 37 languages, his novels are eagerly awaited by his legions of fans year after year.

His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was released in 1983 and ever since then the series, with its whimsical heroes and fiendish foes, has delighted both young and old alike. In 2007 Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

He has courageously faced the disease head-on, equalling the determination of his characters in his vivid and satirical novels.

In Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy, Craig Cabell's examines his extraordinary life, showcased against the backdrop of his irreverent works.

With 2011 the 40th anniversary year of his first novel, The Carpet People, this is a fitting time to pay tribute to the author's artistic achievements and celebrate one of Britain's true national treasures.

Featuring an in-depth look at the man and his work, as well as on-screen adaptations and a complete UK bibliography and collector's guide, this is essential reading for any fan.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages, col. ill
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: literary
  • ISBN: 9781857826784



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Interesting how many negative reviews of this book there are. I'll confess to not reading it in its entirety: the complaining, self-interested foreword with weird value judgements about people who own Kindles and so on got on my nerves. Which is one of my hobby-horses, as you probably all know: forget the fact that I have a Kindle, the reason any of my family originally had an ereader was so that Mum could still read, since she has macular degeneration and most books have too small print.(She can't use Goodreads, either, because of the colour scheme and serif fonts, but no one can seem to persuade the PTB to care.)So I confess to putting this book right down after that rambling, seemingly irrelevant foreword. And the other reviews and ratings suggest I was right to.