Terry Pratchett by Craig Cabell
The Spirit of Fantasy

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The extraordinary life story of one of the most beloved writers in the world, including his courageous battle with Alzheimers With worldwide sales of more than 65 million copies in 37 languages, Terry Pratchett's novels are eagerly awaited by his legions of fans year after year. Featuring an in-depth look at the man and his work, as well as on-screen adaptations and a collector's guide, this is essential reading for any fan. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was released in 1983 and ever since then the series, with its whimsical heroes and fiendish foes, has delighted both young and old alike. In 2007 Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He has courageously faced the disease head-on, equaling the determination of his characters in his vivid and satirical novels. This book examines his extraordinary life, showcased against the backdrop of more than 40 years of irreverent artistic achievements. For devoted fans it features appendices of more than 60 pages listing Pratchett's works on screen and at the theatre, a complete UK bibliography and collector's guide, and a note about cats.

About Craig Cabell

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Craig Cabell is the author of The Doctor Who's Who, Ian Fleming's Secret War, Ian Rankin and Inspector Rebus, and Snipers: Profiles of the World's Deadliest Killers.
Published May 1, 2012 by John Blake. 281 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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