ISBN 9780552167727,Slip of the Keyboard

Slip of the Keyboard



Transworld Publishers

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780552167727

ISBN-10 055216772X


Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)

Literary essays

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 Alzheimers research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together the best of Pratchetts non fiction writing on his life, on his work and on the weirdness of the world - from Granny Pratchett to Gandalfs 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 of hats, orang-utans and the right to a good death.

About the Author

Terry Pratchett
 was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. His fortieth Discworld novel, Raising Steam, was published in 2013. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.