The Magic of Terry Pratchett

The Magic of Terry Pratchett

The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written. Sir Terry was Britain's best-selling living author, and before his death in 2015 had sold more than 85 million copies of his books worldwide. Best known for the Discworld series, his work has been translated into 37 languages and performed as plays on every continent in the world, including Antarctica.

Journalist, comedian and Pratchett fan Marc Burrows delves into the back story of one of UK's most enduring and beloved authors, from his childhood in the Chiltern Hills to his time as a journalist, and the journey that would take him - via more than sixty best-selling books - to an OBE, a knighthood and national treasure status.

The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the result of painstaking archival research alongside interviews with friends and contemporaries who knew the real man under the famous black hat, helping to piece together the full story of one of British literature's most remarkable and beloved figures for the very first time.

Title:The Magic of Terry Pratchett
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781526765505
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  • Alex Sarll

    An immensely readable survey of the great man's life and works, striking a good balance between revisiting old favourites and supplying new information (or new to me, at any rate, as someone who's a b...

  • Nigel

    In brief - Decent overview of Pratchett's life and work.In fullI’ve been a fan of Terry Pratchett’s work since shortly after the publication of the first Discworld book. The idea of a biography ap...

  • Christopher

    For a subject who died in 2015—not all that long ago—it might be surprising that the first person to publish a serious exploration of Terry Pratchett would have never met him. While not a requirem...

  • Kelly Furniss

    Every once in a while, not often too often though, you come across a book that you can hardly put down. When you do, you can't wait to pick it up again and you just feel completely immersed in it when...

  • Erica (ricci.reads)

    ~ARC received in exchange for an honest review~'The Magic of Terry Pratchett' is described as 'the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written' by Marc Burrows, journalist, comedian and f...

  • Online Eccentric Librarian

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ The Magic of Terry Pratchett is an interesting biography, especially considering that the author never met the man himself...

  • Michelle Edmunds

    I loved this book. As a Discworld fan I knew a bit about Terry Pratchett but this gave me a deeper insight into the man and his life. Marc Burrow's writing style is engaging and echoes Pratchett himse...

  • Hebridean Reader

    Marc Burrows has created a beautiful in depth examination of the career of Sir Terry Pratchett. Full of love, stylistic nods and the humourous Sherbert Lemon footnotes that Pratchett fans loved so muc...

  • Lottie

    As a child who was brought up in a house of Discworld stories, with a stepfather who (still) proudly displays the Clarecraft Rincewind figurine which bears an uncanny likeness to him, and a mother who...

  • Ruth C-J

    I'm not one to take the time to get to know the creators whose work I enjoy. I rarely know the names and faces of the members of bands I like, am usually only vaguely aware of the real lives of actors...