Monday 13 April 2015

Sir Terry Pratchett (1948-2015)

Sir Terry Pratchett died on the 12th of March 2015, having written many bestsellers in a writing career that spanned over forty years. In just 24 hours, the news of his death reached a phenomenal 23.1 million people on Facebook.

In an obituary by Larry Finlay, Managing Director, Transworld Publishers in The Bookseller, March 20th 2015, we read that in a speech at a sales conference in 1986 after his book, The Colour of Magic had sold around 35,000 copies, Terry Pratchett said:

“Thank you for the copies you’ve sold so far. Maybe, maybe, if you carry on selling them at this rate, I’ll be able to give up the day job.” The following year he did just that, and never looked back, writing two books a year on average.

Terry Pratchett’s books are available from all branches of Clare County Library.

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