Pre-order to win an illustrated print of author Terry Pratchett signed by Mark Beech

Do you believe in magic? Can you imagine a war between wizards? An exciting journey in an airship or down in a submarine? Would you like to meet the fastest truncheon in the Wild West?

Now you can.

Sir Terry Pratchett – who later of course went on to conquer the fantasy universe with his extraordinary and beloved series Discworld – was just seventeen when he sat down to write these fourteen hilarious flights of a rather extraordinary imagination.

Following on from the first and triumphantly bestselling short-story collection Dragons at Crumbling Castle, The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories simply brims with all the wild ideas and delicious plotting Sir Terry later evolved to captivate millions of readers around the world. Returning too is illustrator Mark Beech, on hand again to breathe his brilliant visual effervescence into every story.

And now, for Sir Terry Pratchett connoisseurs everywhere, we present the slipcase Collector’s Edition, an utterly gorgeous, hardcover version of the text which is available only in strictly limited numbers. Retailing at £25, the Collector’s Edition is a lasting tribute to a great and much-missed mind.

Pre-ordering before its publication of date on Thursday 25th August will also automatically enter you in to our magnificent prize draw, where the winner has the chance to bag an exclusive signed print from Mark Beech, capturing the young Sir Terry clad (most suitably!) in wizard’s garb. The prize will be awarded framed and will be a stunning addition to the home of any Pratchett fan.

Good luck and prepare once again to return to that most unique and fantastical of universes: the imagination of Sir Terry Pratchett.


Terms and conditions

  1. These terms and conditions apply to the pre-order draw entitled Terry Pratchett The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner Pre-order Draw. Any Waterstones customer who pre-orders a copy of The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Pratchett (ISBN Number 9780857534842) before midnight on 24/08/2016 will be automatically entered into the draw to win an illustrated print of author Terry Pratchett signed by Mark Beech. Only one entry per person is allowed notwithstanding multiple or second or subsequent purchases of the Title.
  2. This draw is not open to employees or contractors of the Promoter or their immediate families, nor to any other person connected with the pre-order draw.
  3. At least one customer who has pre-ordered the Title from will be chosen at random from all those who have been entered into the draw as soon as possible after the 24/08/2016.
  4. The signed copies of the Title are subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the Prize or offer an alternative Prize of equivalent status. No cash alternative will be offered. The Prize is non-transferable.
  5. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted and no feedback on any entry will be provided. The decision of the Promoter on all matters is final.
  6. By being entered into the draw, entrants consent to the use of their names, city of residence, photograph and/or image for publicity purposes in all media carried out by the Promoter (and in the case of there being more than one, each of them) without payment or compensation.
  7. The Promoter may terminate, amend or withdraw this draw and/or these terms and conditions at any time.
  8. Entry to the pre-order draw is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions, which are governed by English Law. By entering this pre-order draw you are deemed to have read and accepted these terms.
  9. The contact details you provide to pre-order the Title or provided pursuant to paragraph 8 above will be used by the Promoter to contact entrants if necessary, and will not be shared with other companies. Waterstones will only use your email address and other personal information in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and in accordance with our privacy policy.

Promoter: Waterstones Booksellers Limited (“Waterstones”) on behalf of itself and its associated companies in Ireland, The Netherlands and Belgium and Random House Children's Publishers UK.