This week’s top ten is a tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett, creator of Discworld and author of more than 70 books, who died on March 12.
Colour Of Magic
The first in the popular Discworld series introducing favourite characters including Rincewind. It was also turned into a TV movie in 2008 .
The fourth book in the Discworld series focuses on the character Death. Mort was also adapted into a graphic novel, stage show and a musical!
With references throughout to the works of Shakespeare, in particular Macbeth, this book tells the story of Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick.
The Discworld book written for music lovers with reference to many musicians including the Beatles, Buddy Holly and Meat Loaf.
Truckers is the first of the Bromeliad trilogy based around Nomes, a group of little people who live under the floorboards in a large department store.
The Wee Free Men
The first book in the Tiffany Aching sequence, featuring the blue-skinned Nac Mac Feegle, gave a younger audience an invitation to the Discworld.
The Long Earth – Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
When two big genre names joined together they produced The Long Earth series dealing with parallel worlds.
Good Omens – Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Recently dramatised for the BBC, an apocalyptic tale which has judgement day set for next Saturday and somebody has to stop it!
A Slip Of The Keyboard: Collected Non Fiction
From musings on mushrooms to speculating about Gandalf’s love life, this collection brings together the finest examples of Pratchett’s non fiction writing.
A Blink Of the Screen: Collected Short Fiction
A collection of short stories gathered together, including a story written when Sir Terry was 13.
*All these books are available at your local Lancashire library, or visit http://bit.ly/allourbooks or http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/lancashire/ to reserve a copy.