Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy

By Craig Cabell

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  • Publication Date: 3 Oct 2011
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781843585077
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ISBN: 9781843588641
ISBN: 9781857826784



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 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.

About the author

Craig Cabell is the author of 17 books. He has been a freelance writer and reporter for over 20 years, working most notably for The Independent. For five years he was an in-house reporter for Focus, the house journal of the Ministry of Defence. He has written book reviews and wine reviews for several different magazines and has travelled the world for government services, from the Middle East to North and South America. He is the author of Ian Rankin and Inspector Rebus, The Doctors Who's Who and the acclaimed Operation Big Ben - the Anti-V2 Spitfire Mission 1944-45 with Graham Thomas. He lives in London with his wife and three children.

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