Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett

Review: Choice of tea or coffee in brightly coloured cups, then a brave man makes his final exit

Well, the teacups are nice. A bit too nice, in fact - zingy yellows and shrieking oranges - but you can understand why Ludwig Minelli, the founder of Dignitas, chose them. They're for the last cuppa you'll enjoy, just before the glass of poison. The beds are similarly rainbow-hued and on the walls, you've got a choice of landscapes. Minelli has done his best to make his blue house of assisted death in an industrial estate near Zurich as comfortable as possible.

Terry Pratchett defends film that captured man's suicide at Swiss clinic

Sir Terry Pratchett has defended his documentary about assisted suicide, which showed the death of a millionaire hotelier who was suffering from motor neurone disease.

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I'll be guinea pig for right-to-die, says Terry Pratchett after 'Margo's Law' move

SIR Terry Pratchett will offer himself as a test case for assisted suicide "tribunals" which could give people legal permission to end their life with medical help.

Terry Murden: Dubai looks to have overreached for the stars

THE closure of New York's stock exchange yesterday for the Thanksgiving holiday and the Middle Eastern markets because of a major Islamic feast left Europe at the mercy of traders, who delivered a severe blow to bourses across the continent on the back of the evolving debt crisis in Dubai.

Pratchett in $1m donation as he hits out over care for Alzheimer's

THE best-selling author Terry Pratchett announced a donation of $1 million (£494,000) today to help find a cure for Alzheimer's – the disease he was diagnosed with three months ago – and attacked the "shameful" lack of funding to fight it.

Writer Pratchett has Alzheimer's

THE best-selling fantasy author Terry Pratchett has been diagnosed with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Star attends Pratchett premier

TV actor David Jason and the Hogfather attend the premiere of Hogfather in London.

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Pratchett's pop at fantasy rival JK

VETERAN fantasy writer Terry Pratchett has taken a literary swipe at relative newcomer JK Rowling.

Terry Pratchett's Only You Can Save Mankind


Terry's diner

I’M ENJOYING THIS VERY MUCH," SAYS Terry Pratchett, about 45 minutes after we start talking.

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Grads pick Pratchett for anniversary

EDINBURGH Graduate Theatre Group (Grads) celebrates its 50th anniversary next week by staging its most ambitious play ever - Terry Pratchett’s Maskerade.

Virus forces Pratchett to miss signing

BEST-SELLING fantasy author Terry Pratchett was forced to cancel a book signing in Edinburgh today, after coming down with a virus.

Welcome to the world of Terry

UNLIKELY isn’t the word for it. Yet a series of adventures, set on a flat planet which rests upon four huge elephants who in turn stand on the gigantic space-faring turtle called Great A’Tuin, have made Terry Pratchett Britain’s best-selling living novelist.

Terry Pratchett's Guards, Guards

High point: Corporal Carrot’s arrival in the big city



Dickens' grittiness and Pratchett's escapism are voted UK's top reads

ONE is widely considered the greatest author Britain has ever produced, the other is an award-winning writer never out of the best-sellers list. Charles Dickens’ vivid descriptions of the social evils of Victorian life and Terry Pratchett’s tales of social justice, set in a whimsical universe peopled by trolls and werewolves, have emerged as the British public’s most popular authors, according to a poll for the BBC’s The Big Read - the follow-up to its hit series, Great Britons.

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