Pratchett, Terry

Terry Pratchett, geboren 1948, fand im Alter von 13 Jahren den ersten Käufer für eine seiner Geschichten. 1983, viele Erzählungen und Bücher später, schrieb der kleine Mann mit dem großen schwarzen Schlapphut dann seinen ersten Scheibenwelt-Roman - ein großer Schritt auf seinem Weg zu einem der erfolgreichsten Autoren Großbritanniens und einem der populärsten Fantasy-Autoren der Welt. Bevor er von seinen Büchern leben konnte, war Terry Pratchett unter anderem jahrelang Pressesprecher für fünf Atomkraftwerke beim Central Electricity Generating Board - und nach eigener Auskunft schrieb er nur deshalb nie ein Buch darüber, weil es ihm ja doch keiner geglaubt hätte. Seinen Sinn für Realsatire hat der schrille Job jedenfalls geschärft. Von seinen Scheibenwelt-Romanen wurden weltweit rund 80 Millionen Exemplare verkauft, seine Werke sind in 38 Sprachen übersetzt. Für seine Verdienste um die englische Literatur verlieh ihm Queen Elizabeth 2009 sogar die Ritterwürde. Umgeben von den modernsten Computern lebte Terry Pratchett mit seiner Frau Lyn lange Zeit in der englischen Grafschaft Wiltshire. 2007 wurde bei ihm eine besondere Form von Alzheimer diagnostiziert, gegen die der Autor einen erbitterten Kampf führte. Terry Pratchett starb am 12.3.2015 im Alter von 66 Jahren.

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  • Night Watch Die Nachtwächter

    Night Watch Die Nachtwächter

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    Pratchett, Terry. Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch had it all. But now he's back in his own rough, tough past without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck...Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. But he must survive, because he has a job to do. He must track down a murderer, teach his younger self how to be a good copper and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion. There's a problem: if he wins, he's got no wife, no child, no future...A Discworld Tale of One City, with a full chorus of street urchins, ladies of negotiable affection, rebels, secret policemen and other children of the revolution. Truth! Justice! Freedom! And a Hard-boiled Egg!

  • Hogfather

    Hogfather

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    Pratchett, Terry. Bright clean cover has slight creasing and edge wear. Text is perfect. Same day shipping.

  • The Truth Pratchett, T: Truth

    The Truth Pratchett, T: Truth

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    Pratchett, Terry. William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld's first newspaper. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist's life - people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in a different way and, worst of all, the man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped potatoes. William just wants to get at 'The Truth'. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it's only the third edition...

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  • Raising Steam

    Raising Steam

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    Pratchett, Terry. The new Discworld novel from Britain's number one bestselling writer sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town. To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork -- a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements: earth, air, fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it's soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear. Moist von Lipwig is not a man who enjoys hard work -- as master of the Post Office, the Mint and the Royal Bank his input is, of course, vital... but largely dependent on words, which are fortunately not very heavy and don't always need greasing. However, he does enjoy being alive, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse. Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man wi' t'flat cap and sliding rule who has an interesting arran...

  • Dragons at Crumbling Castle

    Dragons at Crumbling Castle

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    Pratchett, Terry. Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur's knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It's a disaster! Luckily, there's a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who's willing to wear it. Full of time travel and tortoises, monsters and mayhem, here are fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller, Sir Terry Pratchett.

  • The Fifth Elephant Pratchett, T: Fifth Elephant

    The Fifth Elephant Pratchett, T: Fifth Elephant

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    Pratchett, Terry. SAM VIMES IS A MAN ON THE RUN. YESTERDAY HE WAS A DUKE, A CHIEF OF POLICE AND THE AMBASSADOR TO THE MYSERIOUS, FAT-RICH COUNTRY OF UBERWALD. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya (don't ask). It's snowing. It's freezing. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization there's going to be a terrible war. But there are monsters on his trail. They're bright. They're fast. They're werewolves - and they're catching up. The Fifth Elephant is Terry Pratchett's latest instalment in the Discworld cycle, this time starring dwarfs, diplomacy, intrigue and big lumps of fat.

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