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Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes

Rob Wilkins

Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes
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ISBN: 9780857526632


The creator of the phenomenally bestselling Discworld series, Terry Pratchett was known and loved around the world for his hugely popular books, his smart satirical humour and the humanity of his campaign work. But that's only part of the picture.

Reviewed on 25th February 2023

The life story of Terry Pratchett, as told by one of the people who knew him the best, having been the only person there with him through much of the creative process.

Rob proves himself to be a really good writer here. You’d not expect less I suppose from someone with all that experience (as becomes clear in the book) of working with our era’s greatest storyteller.

There’s a happy balance between storyteller and subject, with Rob’s voice breaking through - especially for the parts he was present for - and interrupting with the traditional footnotes throughout.

And then the book becomes, as you might expect, terribly sad. It’s unheard of for me to cry at a book, but this one definitely brought me the closest.

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