British Child Writers: Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Frances Burney, Thomas Chatterton, Peaches Geldof, Victoria Coren, Barclay Fox Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155617534

Published: August 17th 2011

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British Child Writers: Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Frances Burney, Thomas Chatterton, Peaches Geldof, Victoria Coren, Barclay Fox  by  Books LLC

British Child Writers: Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Frances Burney, Thomas Chatterton, Peaches Geldof, Victoria Coren, Barclay Fox by Books LLC
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Frances Burney, Thomas Chatterton, Peaches Geldof, Victoria Coren,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Frances Burney, Thomas Chatterton, Peaches Geldof, Victoria Coren, Barclay Fox, Susan Hill, Polska Tales, Polly Dunbar, Catherine Webb, Emma Maree Urquhart, Vivien Greene, Caroline Fox, Daisy Ashford, Pamela Brown, Libby Rees, Rhiannon Lassiter, Marjorie Fleming, Helen Oyeyemi, Emily Shore.

Excerpt: Sir Terence David John Terry Pratchett, OBE (born 28 April 1948) is an English novelist, known for his frequently comical work in the fantasy genre. He is best-known for his popular and long-running Discworld series of comic fantasy novels. Pratchetts first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel (The Colour of Magic) was published in 1983, he has written two books a year on average.

Pratchett was the UKs best-selling author of the 1990s, and as of August 2010 had sold over 65 million books worldwide in thirty-seven languages. He is currently the second most-read writer in the UK, and seventh most-read non-US author in the US. Pratchett was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to literature in 1998. In addition, he was knighted in the 2009 New Year Honours.

In 2001 he won the Carnegie Medal for his young adult novel The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. In December 2007, Pratchett publicly announced that he was suffering from early-onset Alzheimers disease and, subsequently, made a substantial public donation to the Alzheimers Research Trust, and filmed a programme chronicling his experiences with the disease for the BBC. Pratchett was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, England, the only child of David and Eileen Pratchett, of Hay-on-Wye.

His family moved to Bridgwater, Somerset briefly in 1957, following which he passed his eleven plus exam in 1959, earning him a place in John Ham...



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