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Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett was a highly-acclaimed English fantasy novelist who left a mark on the literary world with his Discworld series. His writing style combined satire, a deep understanding of human nature, and extensive usage of footnotes attracted a dedicated fan base and critical acclaim. His bookRead mores have sold over 85 million copies worldwide and translated into several languages, making him one of the best-selling authors of all time.

Terry Pratchett was born in 1948 in Buckinghamshire, England. From a young age, he displayed a deep passion for reading and writing and began an apprenticeship at the Bucks Free Press when he was 17. While there, Terry wrote several short stories under the pseudonym “Uncle Jim,” and several of his characters would later appear in his first book The Carpet People, a children's novel published in 1971.

In 1983, he published The Colour of Magic, the first novel set in Discworld. After an abridged version was broadcast on BBC Radio in 1984, Pratchett's popularity surged, and by 1987 he pursued his writing career full-time. From then, Terry published an average of two books each year to become the UK's bestselling author through the 1990s. His relationship with BBC Radio carried on through his career, with the broadcaster producing several full-cast versions of Pratchett's novels.

Pratchett's Discworld novels are unique as readers can start anywhere because the books are non-serial, though ardent fans will be able to trace short story arcs between books. But they share a fantastical setting: a disc-shaped world balanced on the backs of four giant elephants, standing on the back of a gigantic turtle swimming through space. While the Discworld books began as comic parodies of “sword & sorcery” fantasy tropes that were popular in the 1970s and explored a range of themes including politics, religion, and technology. The final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown, was published shortly after Pratchett's death in 2015.

In 1990 Pratchett published Good Omens, a comic novel about an angel and demon coming together to avert the apocalypse, which Pratchett co-authored with Neil Gaiman. Pratchett's other notable works include the Johnny Maxwell Trilogy, which includes Only You Can Save Mankind, Johnny and the Dead, and Johnny and the Bomb.

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  • The Bromeliad Trilogy

    The Collection

    Series series The Bromeliad
    All three instalments of the amazing Bromeliad trilogy available again in one very special edition.To the thousands of tiny nomes living under the floorboards of a large department Store, there is no Outside. No Day or Night, no Sun or Rain. They're just daft old legends. Until they hear the devastating news that the Store is to be demolished...And so, their journey begins.From the store to an ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $14.99 AUD

  • The Colour Of Magic

    (Discworld Novel 1)

    Series Book #1 - Discworld
    In the beginning there was.a turtle.Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. Particularly as it's carried though space on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown). It plays by different rules.But then, some things are the same everywhere. The Disc's ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Men At Arms

    (Discworld Novel 15)

    Series Book #15 - Discworld
    'What's so hard about pulling a sword out of a stone? The real work's already been done. You ought to make yourself useful and find the man who put the sword in the stone in the first place.'The City Watch needs MEN! But what it's got includes Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Cuddy (really a dwarf), Lance-constable Detritus (a troll), Lance-constable Angua (a woman... most of ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Shepherd's Crown

    Illustrated by Paul Kidby ...
    Series Book 41 - Discworld
    This ebook edition includes an exclusive commentary on the Witches of Discworld, written by Jacqueline Simpson, co-author of The Folklore of Discworld.A SHIVERING OF WORLDSDeep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength.This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • The Last Hero

    Pratchett's perceptive and laugh-out-loud Discworld series is a literary phenomenon. And in The Last Hero, one aging hero with a grudge decides enough is enough. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Paul Kidby.A brand-new paperback edition of The Last Hero, featuring a new text design, glorious illustrations by Paul Kidby, and a brand-new cover by artist Leo Nicholls.'An enduring, endearing ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Feet Of Clay

    (Discworld Novel 19)

    Series Book 19 - Discworld
    'IT WASN'T BY ELIMINATING THE IMPOSSIBLE THAT YOU GOT AT THE TRUTH, HOWEVER IMPROBABLE; IT WAS BY THE MUCH HARDER PROCESS OF ELIMINATING THE POSSIBILITIES.'Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch is used to trouble. There's always trouble in Ankh-Morpork.But this is new: people are being brutally murdered and there's no evidence of anything alive having been at the crime scene. At the same time, the ... Read more

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  • The Fifth Elephant

    (Discworld Novel 24)

    Series Book #24 - Discworld
    They say that diplomacy is a gentle art. That its finest practitioners are subtle, sophisticated individuals for whom nuance and subtext are meat and drink. And that mastering it is a lifetime's work. But you do need a certain inclination in that direction. It's not something you can just pick up on the job.Which is a shame if you find yourself dropped unaccountably into a position of some ... Read more

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  • Dodger

    Dodger is a tosher - a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London.Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn't.But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him.And Dodger's tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins . . . ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Terry Pratchett: The BBC Radio Drama Collection

    Seven full-cast dramatisations

    Unabridged

    13 hours 13 min

    A collection of the full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of novels by Terry PratchettSomewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different...Published for the very first time are seven full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of Terry Pratchett's novels, with star ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • Thud!

    (Discworld Novel 34)

    Series Book #34 - Discworld
    VOTED AS READERS' FAVOURITE DISCWORLD NOVEL IN THE DISCWORLD CUP 2010!'Some people would be asking: whose side are you on? If you're not for us, you're against us. Huh. If you're not an apple, you're a banana'When it comes to racial hatred and sectarian violence, the phrase 'vive la difference' is usually one of the furthest from the tip of the mob's tongue. When a whole city is poised on the very ... Read more

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  • The Long Earth

    (Long Earth 1)

    Series series Long Earth
    1916: the Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where has the mud, blood and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone?2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive (some said mad, others dangerous) scientist when she finds a curious gadget - a ... Read more

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  • A Hat Full of Sky

    (Discworld Novel 32)

    Series Book #32 - Discworld
    A real witch never casually steps out of her body, leaving it empty. Eleven-year-old Tiffany does. And there's something just waiting for a handy body to take over. Something ancient and horrible, which can't die . . .Wise, witty and wonderful, A Hat Full of Sky is Terry Pratchett's second novel about Tiffany and the Wee Free Men - the rowdiest, toughest, smelliest bunch of fairies ever. They'll ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $9.99 AUD