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LocationMarshall District
TitleA stroke of the pen : the lost stories / Terry Pratchett ; [foreword by Neil Gaiman].
AuthorPratchett, Terry, author.
CollectionAdult New Arrivals


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International Standard Book Number 9780063376199
International Standard Book Number 0063376199
International Standard Book Number 9780063376205
International Standard Book Number 0063376202
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 823/.914
Personal Name Pratchett, Terry, author.
Title Statement A stroke of the pen : the lost stories / Terry Pratchett ; [foreword by Neil Gaiman].
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : Harper, 2023.
Physical Description xv, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Formatted Contents Note How it all began... -- The fossil beach -- The real wild west -- How Scrooge saw the spectral light (Ho! Ho! Ho!) and went happily back to Hamburg -- Wanted: a fat jolly man with a red wooly hat -- A partridge in a post box -- The new Father Christmas -- The great Blackbury pie -- How Good King Wencesles went pop for the DJ's Feast of Stephen -- Dragon quest -- The gnomes from home -- From the horse's mouth -- Blackbury weather -- The Blackbury jungle -- The haunted steamroller.
Summary, Etc. These rediscovered tales were written by Terry Pratchett under a pseudonym for British newspapers during the 1970s and 1980s. The stories have never been attributed to him until now, and might never have been found--were it not for the efforts of a few dedicated fans. As Neil Gaiman writes in his introduction, "through all of these stories we watch Terry Pratchett becoming Terry Pratchett." Though none of the short works are set in the Discworld, all are infused with Pratchett's trademark wit, satirical wisdom, and brilliant imagination, hinting at the magical universe he would go on to create.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Christmas Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Short stories.
Added Entry, Personal Name Gaiman, Neil, author of foreword.