Sir Terry Pratchett & DiscworldDepartment

Terry Pratchett was born in 1948 and left school at seventeen to become a journalist. He wrote his first novel, The Carpet People, in 1971 and then went on to write lots of other books plus the fantastically awesome Discworld series. Terry was knighted by the Queen for services to literature in 2009. Sadly, Terry died in March 2015 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He had finished The Shepherd’s Crown, only a few months earlier which was published posthumously. It is said that some TP fans cannot bring themselves to read the last novel and leave it unread on their shelves. I personally did read it and treasured every word.

Jules says

You can probably tell I am very much in awe of this man. If I had a Hero, Sir Terry Pratchett would be him. I have read EVERY single TP book (including the kids books). He helped me find humour way back in my early twenties (that was a long time ago) when I was struggling with life issues. When I met him in person and told him how he had helped me, he announced to the group he was with that ‘I took him to bed every night for a laugh’ … That was an extremely funny moment and one I will never forget! I am currently re-reading the whole 41 Discworld novels and I have to say they are even more meaningful now, especially in this current crazy world of Pandemics, Politics and Environmental issues.

The recommended books in the ‘Reading with Jules’ section are ones I revisit regularly that make me laugh out loud. You must read these if you haven’t already. I have included below a full list, in order of all the discworld novels, although you don’t have to read them in order.

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