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Publisher's Summary

Sir Terry Pratchett was a much-loved writer who gained international fame for his Discworld fantasy series. In this recording we hear—in his own words—about science-fantasy and comedy writing. He discusses his fans and followers, how he enjoys writing and the importance of the Discworld characters. We hear his thoughts on fame and isolation, his attitude to money and about his reaction to diagnosis with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. He also discusses his inspirations and the business of being a writer and talks openly about making his documentary on assisted death for television.

The interviews included are: Bookshelf, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 24th January 1991, featuring Nigel Ford); Profile, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 4th March 1992, featuring Michael Rosen); Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 24th November 1995, featuring Brian Sibley); Desert Island Discs, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 9th February 1997, featuring Sue Lawley); The Big Question, BBC television (first broadcast 1st February 1998, featuring Mark Lawson); Open Book, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 29th April 2001, featuring Charlie Lee-Potter); Open Book, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 28th September 2003, featuring Mariella Frostrup); On the Ropes, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 20th May 2008, featuring John Humphrys); Front Row, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 1st September 2008, featuring Mark Lawson); Front Row, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 18th October 2011, featuring Mark Lawson).

Please note: due to the age and nature of this archive material, the sound quality may vary.

©2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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