About the Author
TERRY PRATCHETT is one of the most popular authors writing in the UK today. He is the acclaimed creator of the Discworld series, the first title in which, The Colour of Magic, was pubilshed in 1983. Worldwide sales of his books are in excess of 55 million and they have been translated into 36 languages. His first Discworld novel for younger readers, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal. Terry Pratchett was appointed OBE in 1998.