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Leading Authors Slam U.k. Leader Over Christian Claims In Open Letter

21st April 2014

Leading authors Sir Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman are among the notable figures who have signed an open letter to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron in protest after the politician branded Britain a "Christian country".Cameron...

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International Emmy Awards British Winners Include Black Mirror And Terry Pratchett Documentary

By Lorna Greville  | 20th November 2012

The International Emmy Awards is a celebration of the best television made outside of the USA. This year, Brits won just two awards, which included Best Documentary for Terry Pratchett's 'Choosing to Die', and Charlie...

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Terry Pratchett Suffers Heart Scare In New York

15th November 2012

British author Sir Terry Pratchett almost died in the back seat of a New York taxi after collapsing from a heart condition earlier this month (Nov12).The Discworld novelist, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, was midway...

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Fascinating Fact 6871

18th February 2009

Author TERRY PRATCHETT has been knighted by British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II. The writer was honoured for outstanding services to literature during a ceremony on Wednesday (18Feb09). Pratchett, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease...

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Fantasy Novelist Pratchett To Be A Sir

31st December 2008

Author TERRY PRATCHETT has been left "totally astonished" after receiving a knighthood in the British New Year Honours list. The writer, best known for his Discworld series of comic fantasy novels, has been awarded the...

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Pratchett Slams U.k Government Over Limited Drug

18th August 2008

Beloved British author TERRY PRATCHETT has criticised a decision by the U.K. government to limit the use of a drug which helps the later stages of Alzheimer's disease. The writer, 59, - who announced he...

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Author Pratchett Considers Euthanasia

14th March 2008

Beloved British author TERRY PRATCHETT has refused to rule out euthanasia as he battles Alzheimer's disease. The writer, 59, - who announced he was suffering from a rare form of the disease in December (07)...

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Terry Pratchett Pledges $1 Million To Alzheimer's Research

13th March 2008

Author Terry Pratchett has donated $1 million (491,000) to help research into Alzheimer's disease, which he was diagnosed with in December.The Discworld writer said he intends to "scream and harangue while there is time" about...

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Author Pratchett Donates $1 Million To Alzheimer's Research

13th March 2008

British author TERRY PRATCHETT has vowed to pledge $1 million (GBP500,000) for research into Alzheimer's disease. The writer, 59, announced he was suffering from a rare form of Alzheimer's disease in December (07). But Pratchett...

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Author Pratchett Diagnosed With Alzheimer's

13th December 2007

Beloved British author TERRY PRATCHETT is suffering from a rare form of Alzheimer's disease. The writer, 59, shocked fans with the revelation about his illness on Wednesday (12Dec07), after posting the news on the website...

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Fascinating Fact 3150

24th April 2007

British actor SIR DAVID JASON has landed the lead role as in a movie adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Discworld. He will play a wizard in The Colour of Magic....

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Rowling Named Greatest Living British Author

8th June 2006

HARRY POTTER creator JK ROWLING has been named the greatest living British author, beating heavyweight novelists including SALMAN RUSHDIE and IAN MCEWAN to the honour. Rowling received three times as many votes as second place...

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Gilliam Stunned By Lack Of Interest In Depp/williams Film

29th August 2005

Movie maverick TERRY GILLIAM is amazed that a planned movie starring JOHNNY DEPP and ROBIN WILLIAMS is still on the shelf - because American investors can't raise $15 million (GBP8.3 million). The former MONTY...

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Pratchett Attacks Rowling For Marginalising Other Writers

31st July 2005

Author TERRY PRATCHETT has accused JK ROWLING of unfairly stealing the limelight from other fantasy writers with her increasingly popular HARRY POTTER books. Pratchett is furious that bestselling writers like himself are being marginalised,...

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