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A Slip of the Keyboard
Author: Terry Pratchett

ISBN: 9780385538305
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 23 September 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3 x 3.1
Description:
Terry Pratchett has won the hearts and minds of readers around the globe with his bestselling Discworld series of novels. But what his many fans may not realize is that he has been writing nonfiction throughout his career. Some of it relates to Discworld, of course, but much of it-especially in recent years-is part of his outspoken campaigns for causes such as Alzheimer's research and animal rights.


A Slip of the Keyboard is the first collection of Pratchett's nonfiction work, and it brings together the finest examples of his extraordinary wit and his persuasive prose. Whether in short opinion pieces (on death and taxes), or in long essays, speeches, and interviews (covering a range of topics from mushrooms to orangutans), this collection is a fascinating look inside an extraordinary writer's mind. It includes his remarks at science-fiction and fantasy conventions, his thoughts on the importance of banana daiquiris on book tours, his observations on fan mail, and his belief that an author is obligated to sign anything a fan puts in front of him (especially if it is very sharp). He also writes about the books that shaped his love ...

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