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A Stroke of the Pen: The Lost Stories

by Terry Pratchett - £20.00  Transworld Publishers Ltd (2023)
hardback    ISBN 13: 9780857529633 | ISBN 10: 0857529633

Far away and long ago, when dragons still existed and the only arcade game was ping-pong in black and white, a wizard cautiously entered a smoky tavern in the evil, ancient, foggy city of Morpork...
 
A truly unmissable, beautifully illustrated collection of unearthed stories from the pen of Sir Terry Pratchett: award-winning and bestselling author, and creator of the phenomenally successful Discworld series.
 
Twenty early short stories by one of the world's best loved authors, each accompanied by exquisite original woodcut illustrations.
 
These are rediscovered tales that Pratchett wrote under a pseudonym for newspapers during the 1970s and 1980s. Whilst none are set in the Discworld, they hint towards the world he would go on to create, containing all of his trademark wit, satirical wisdom and fantastic imagination.
 
Meet Og the inventor, the first caveman to cultivate fire, as he discovers the highs and lows of progress; haunt the Ministry of Nuisances with the defiant evicted ghosts of Pilgarlic Towers; visit Blackbury, a small market town with weird weather and an otherworldly visitor; and go on a dangerous quest through time and space with hero Kron, which begins in the ancient city of Morpork...
 
A Stroke of the Pen is a must-have collection for fans of all ages.

(Price & availability last checked: October 2023)

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