Orbituary: Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett is one of PD's favourite authors. A prolific writer about the goings on on the flat Discworld, which is a mirror of our Roundworld. From the bustling and seedy city of Ankh-Morpork, run by the Patrician ("What do you not understand about the word 'tyrant'?"), and its hopeless wizards of Unseen University, to the back country with its witches and the land of Uberwald with its vampires, dwarfs and werewolves, it is a very funny commentory on our world. Amongst the laughter, Terry offers wise counsel to us in every book ("Goodness is what you do, not what you pray to.") He also offers insight into people's character and interactions. Terry, even in his fight against illness has brought to us entertainment and wisdom, a difficult combination executed very well. Terry, you leave a great legacy.

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