Terry Pratchett : a Life with Footnotes

The Official Biography

English language

Published Aug. 4, 2022 by Transworld Publishers Limited.


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5 stars (2 reviews)

'People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it's the other way around.'

At the time of his death in 2015, award-winning and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett was working on his finest story yet - his own.

At six years old, Terry was told by his headteacher that he would never amount to anything. He spent the rest of his life proving that teacher wrong. At sixty-six, Terry had lived a life full of achievements: becoming one of the UK's bestselling writers, winning the Carnegie Medal and being awarded a knighthood for services to literature.

Following his untimely death from Alzheimer's disease, the mantle of completing Terry's memoir was passed to Rob Wilkins, his former assistant, friend and now head of the author's literary estate.

Drawing on his own extensive memories, along with those of Terry's family, friends, fans and colleagues, Rob recounts Terry's extraordinary story - …

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Un libro magnífico que nos muestra la cara oculta de Terry Pratchett. Sin embargo, leyendo el libro descubres que tenía un lado muy duro que quizás era mejor no haber descubierto. Una lectura ágil y amena que será de interés para todos aquellos amantes de Mundodisco, porque la vida (y también la muerte) de Terry Pratchett hay veces que parece transcurrir dentro de una de sus novelas. Reirás y lloraras con este libro.