One part diary, one part guide to the arcane practices of the funniest creation in modern fantasy, 100% Discworld goodness. With their trademark mix of cultural ephemera, background detail and hilarious one-liners, the Discworld diaries are back. And 2016´s diary gives a long-awaited insight into the wit and wisdom of some of the Discworld´s most-loved characters, the Witches.
Or, as Granny Weatherwax puts it:
"I don´t hold with diaries. If a witch don´t know where she´s been or where she should be, no amount of writing it down in long and diverse letters will make any difference.
There are some who say that making a note of birthdays and the like will mean you get a lot of presents but I think Gytha is wrong.
But suit yourself.
Personally I can´t be doing with it."
~ Esme Weatherwax
Sir Terry Pratchett is a publishing phenomenon. Among his many prizes and citations are the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award, the Carnegie Medal, the BSFA Award, eight honorary doctorates and, of course, a knighthood. In 2012, he won a BAFTA for his documentary on the subject of assisted suicide, ´Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die´. He is the author of fifty bestselling books but is best known for the globally renowned Discworld series.
The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, and the series is still going strong almost three decades later. Four Discworld novels - Hogfather, Going Postal, The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic - have been adapted for television, with more to follow. His books have sold approximately 85 million copies worldwide (but who´s counting?), and been translated into thirty-seven languages.
In 2007, Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer´s Disease. He died in 2015.