A Stroke of the Pen: The Lost Stories (Paperback)
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A Stroke of the Pen: The Lost Stories (Paperback)

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Published: 26/09/2024
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A final collection of mesmeric short stories from the much-missed author of the award-winning Discworld series, A Stroke of the Pen is filled with Pratchett's trademark invention, fantastical goings-on and irresistible humour.

A truly unmissable, beautifully illustrated collection of unearthed stories from the pen of Sir Terry Pratchett, creator of the phenomenally successful Discworld series.

From one of the world’s best-loved storytellers, a truly unmissable collection of rediscovered stories, written under a pseudonym in the 1970s and 80s. These early tales hint at the worlds Terry would go on to create, containing all 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.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781804992593
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

You always feel the push of the inimitable Pratchett behind them — funny, sharp, warm, wise and always so, so readable - Daily Mail

Terry Pratchett’s short tales from the 70s and 80s reveal a young talent bursting with invention and wit… there’s much here to delight the open-minded, the fantasy aficionado and the Pratchett completist - Observer

Funny, fantastical and slyly smart - Mail on Sunday

A new Pratchett! Clear the bestseller decks: this book is heading for the top. - Guardian

Shows the beginnings of one of the UK’s best fantasy writers… A treat for seasoned fans and newcomers - The Sun, Pick of the Week

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“Fabulous Read”

Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy, this was such a treat to receive on Saturday that it just demanded to be read straight away!
I started this book at 10pm last night - just one short story I told... More

Hardback edition
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“Such a special book”

Thank you so much to the publisher for sending me an advanced copy of this book.

I absolutely devoured this collection of short stories in one sitting. Every story has some of what makes Terry Pratchett’s books so... More

Hardback edition
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“A glimpse into what happened next...”

I have devoured my advanced copy of this collection of newly discovered short stories, previously published under a pseudonym. It's full of Sir Terry's unique satirical way of looking at the world, and has... More

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