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Discworld Monthly - Issue 280 - September 2020

Issue 280

1. Editorial

Welcome to issue 280 and yet another month into the 2020 pandemic. Things had started to open up again but it looks like we may well be heading for a second lockdown. The lift on restrictions means that the team making The Watch TV series have just wrapped on filming. This means they can go all out on post production for release in early 2021.

Jason

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As Jason just said above, The Watch has just wrapped, and whilst I have done my best to keep my opinion of the show neutral, I can finally admit how I feel about Simon Allen, the showrunner of The Watch.

He seems to genuinely think he is funnier than the creator of the world he has been privileged to play in. He stood on stage at the BBC showcase and stated that Terry would have loved his version of The Watch. This is a man who has never met Terry. Even Terry's family would never profess to know what Terry was thinking.

To claim he wrote the first line of The Watch and then actually fail to thank Terry in his Instagram post was the last straw for me personally.

We thank Terry Pratchett every day for allowing us to play in his world, life wouldn't be the same without his influence.

Rachel

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If you have something you'd like to chat with other fans about, why not send us a readers' letter, to

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Jason Rincewind Anthony-Rowlands (Editor and Wizzard)
Rachel Anthony-Rowlands (In love with the game Carcassonne)
Richard Massey (Who?)

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1.1 Important Information

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And our website, discworldmonthly.co.uk which contains loads of information about the books, stage productions around the world, interesting articles, back issues and our merchandise shop.

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1.2 Submissions

Want to make your opinions about the Discworld known to the world?

Have you been to see a play or a Discworld related event and want to write a review about it?

Then get writing! We are always on the lookout for exclusive articles and reviews to share with our readers so don't hesitate, email us today with the subject Article/Review at

If you are putting on a stage production or know of a stage production near you, please email us and let us know about that too.

We happily advertise all stage productions for free and we can help in other ways too. Email with the Subject line "Stage Production".

The deadline for submissions to issue 281 of Discworld Monthly is the 8th October 2020.

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1.3 Merchandise

Discworld Monthly has an amazing (if we say so ourselves) range of mugs , badges , fridge magnets , keyrings , and window stickers for sale worldwide.

If you love the idea of The Watch series, we have our very own Vimes and Errol range available for your delight.

Discworld Monthly Watch Mug

If you want something a bit more personal, you can always show your love for your favourite Discworld newsletter with a personalised Discworld Monthly mug.


2. News

2.1 The Watch TV series - Panel at New York Comic Con

With the release date of the series being January 2021, the marketing for the series has finally decided to step up a gear.

Unfortunately with Covid-19 causing cancellations of ComicCons everywhere, the usual live Q&A style panels will not be happening and it is a pity because we firmly believe that the team who created The Watch series really need to see the public reaction to the show they have created.

As it happens, New York ComicCon will be virtual this year, with most of the panels being broadcast for free on Youtube which mean no live Q&A. It does mean you should be able to use the comments box to express your opinion on what is shown.

The Watch will have a panel on Friday 8th October at 1.30 ET with the cast, showrunner Simon Allen and executive producer Richard Stokes being interviewed by Yvette Nicole Brown.

We will also get a first look at the series. This will be the first time a teaser trailer will be shown online to the public. The Youtube link for the panel won't go live until closer to the date, and we will make sure we send out the link via our Facebook page and our Twitter feed.

Until then, you can explore what little is available on New York ComicCon Website and their online convention website called Metaverse

The New York ComicCon NYCC Youtube channel is already in place ready for the event which starts on the 8th October 2020.

The Watch NYCC Panel
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2.2 Discworld Monthly September Online Quiz

Our first online quiz was a huge success even if the questions were a bit hard! We did spend quite a bit of time after the quiz talking about various things with everyone who wished to stay for a bit of a chat. It was nice to catch up with various fans and give away a few secrets.

Whilst there is no prize, the person who got most questions correct was the very knowledgeable Vincent Oberheim!

Our September quiz will take place on Thursday 24th September at 8pm BST.

Jason will be writing this one, so hopefully it won't be as evil as the August one which Rachel wrote.

We anticipate it will be approx an hour long so please make sure you have pens, paper and enough liquid and snacks to last you however long it takes.

We only have room for 100 people as that is the Zoom level we have paid for, so make sure you get in the waiting room at 8pm BST.

As with all Zoom events, we would prefer people used headphones and a mic or sat in a quiet room without any disturbances. We don't want to mute people if we can help it, but if interruptions from outside influences become too much, we will have no choice but to mute individuals. We love interaction, but it is a big room with lots of people in it so be mindful !

If you don't have Zoom on your PC/Mac/Tablet/Phone, there will be a version of the quiz placed on Youtube a day or so after the event. We will be recording the Zoom one, but have found that re-recording the quiz will work better for viewing on Youtube.

Important Information

Topic: Discworld Monthly's September Quiz

Time: Sep 24, 2020 08:00 PM London

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[Sidenote, Zoom is an added expense for us here at Discworld Monthly, one we can't really afford every month. If you fancy helping out with the cost side of things, bung a few pennies in our paypal with the wording "Zoom help" and we can use it to put on another online event in the future. - Rachel]

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2.3 The Pratchett Project - TWO free online events

Event One: Thursday 17th September at 09:00 until Friday 18th September at 17:00 (Local Irish Time)

The Pratchett Project is an event that has happened at Trinity College Dublin for a number of years. Due to Covid-19, for the first time it has become completely online and tickets are completely FREE*

To get your ticket, visit Eventbrite

Whilst it is an academic event, there are such wonderful talks such as Discworld fan Wendy O'Leary's "I Ink, therefore, I am: Elementary Forms of Terry Pratchett Fandom" which is all about the fandom and their love of tattoos which show the world their love for the Discworld.

To read the full programme, you can download it today from drive.google.com

Event Two: Friday 18th September at 18:00 (Local Irish Time) onwards

Culture Night - Terry Pratchett at the Unseen University

Each year, on Culture Night, researchers from across Trinity College Dublin and beyond come together to create an interactive event, celebrating Terry Pratchett's life, work, and his connection with Trinity. This year, they will be holding a series of short, online presentations in subjects as diverse as brain health and children's literature, all with Terry Pratchett at their core.

Rundown:

  • Terry Pratchett and Brain Health
  • The Irish Terry Pratchett Conventions
  • The Alzheimer's research that Pratchett funded
  • Making sense of the Pratchett collection in Trinity College Library

Free tickets* are available via Eventbrite

*When you register for tickets for either of the above events, you will be able make a donation to support the branch of the Pratchett Project that focuses on researching Alzheimer's Disease.

Terry donated 1 million dollars to research Alzheimer's Disease after being diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease in 2007.

The funds raised through donations to the Pratchett Project Conference 2020 will be used in conjunction with funds raised by other activities of the Pratchett Project this year to help push their research forward.

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2.4 Ineffable Convention 2 - Online Event

The Good Omens TV series fandom is quite strong and last year they held their very first convention with approximately 100 people in attendance.

This year they are holding their convention online over 3 days with a range of special guests from Friday 16th October until Sun 18th October 2020.

Guest lineup includes:

  • Neil Gaiman
  • Douglas Mackinnon
  • David Arold
  • Rob Wilkins
  • Paul Adeyefa
  • Claire Anderson
  • Peter Anderson Studio
  • Mary - The Bentley and owner Jeremy Marshall-Roberts
  • And Marc Burrows.

Tickets cost 25GBP and are available from their website

More information available : theineffablecon.org.uk

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2.5 Fighting Fantasy : Rhianna Pratchett and Ian Livingstone Online event

Fighting Fantasy and Scholastic have a very special "In Conversation" event to help celebrate the launch of Rhianna's debut book Crystal Storms and Ian's new book "Return to Firetop Mountain The event is happening online on Wednesday 30th September at 6pm UK time.

The event is free, you just have to register your spot over at crowdcast.io

To pre-order a copy

Rhianna Pratchett - Crystal of Storms - Due on the 1st October 2020

R.R.P is 6.99GBP

View our affiliate links to order Crystal of Storms
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2.6 Book Releases

Publishing dates have been screwed around by COVID-19, but if you have already pre-ordered, your order should still stand.

We now have a few new affiliates in our programme so you have more choice as to where to buy things from. We gained Book Depository, Blackwells and Forbidden Planet in the last couple of months.

July and August Releases (in case you missed them)

The Big Book of Modern Fantasy - Contains 90 short stories as well as Terry Pratchett's Troll Bridge.

View our affiliate links to order The Big Book of Modern Fantasy

The Magic of Terry Pratchett by Marc Burrows. Published by Pen and Sword, was published on the 30th of July.

View our affiliate links to order The Magic of Terry Pratchett by Marc Burrows

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In August

The City Watch Journal was published on the 6th August 2020, this beautiful journal is also part of the theme of City Watch items coming this year.

Priced at 16.99GBP, the journal is available to buy now.

View our affiliate links to order The City Watch Journal

On the 20th August,Terry Pratchett's Discworld City Watch Collector's Edition 2021 Calendar

Priced at 14.99GBP, the calendar is available to pre-order now.

View our affiliate links to order Discworld Calendar 2021

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In September

The Time-Travelling Caveman and other stories

Available in 4 different formats from the 3rd September.

Standard hardback will be 15.99GBP

View our affiliate links to order The Time-Travelling Caveman and other stories - Standard Edition

Slipcased deluxe edition will be 25GBP

View our affiliate links to order The Time-Travelling Caveman and other stories - Slipcase Edition

Audiobook edition 6.99GBP.

View our affiliate links to order The Time-Travelling Caveman and other stories - Audiobook

eBook 8.99GBP

View our affiliate links to order The Time-Travelling Caveman and other stories - eBook

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In October

The Ankh-Morpork Archives Vol 2 - due October 2020

View our affiliate links to order The Ankh-Morpork Vol 2

Rhianna Pratchett - Crystal of Storms - Due on the 1st October 2020

R.R.P is 6.99GBP

View our affiliate links to order Crystal of Storms

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In November

Illustrated Guards! Guards!

There are two versions of this glorious illustrated edition due out in November 2020

With each of the editions containing 12 full page colour illustrations and series of pencil drawings, these editions of Guards! Guards! follow the format of the illustrated Good Omens that were released last year.

View our affiliate links to order Illustrated Guards! Guards! - Standard Edition

View our affiliate links to order Illustrated Guards! Guards! - Slipcase Edition

The Dunmanifestin editions are being delayed until 2021

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RE-SCHEDULED for publication in April 2021

A new collection of short stories by various authors will be published by Puffin books.

The Puffin Book of Funny Stories has stories and extracts from best-loved classic authors Joan Aiken, Terry Pratchett, Dick King-Smith, Rebecca Elliott, Humza Arshad, Henry White, Julian Clary, Sam Copeland and other contemporary writers.

ISBN-13: 978-0241434734

Price 7.99GBP in the UK in paperback, 3.99GBP on kindle

View our affiliate links to order Puffin Book of Funny Stories

3. DiscTrivia

This month, Jason is asking some of the questions from the Discworld Monthly Quiz we ran last month..

Q1.Who does Rincewind and Two-flower meet at the temple of Bel-Shamharoth?
Q2.What is the 25th Book in the Discworld series?
Q3.Who was the artist for The illustrated Wee Free Men?
Q4.The short story Theatre of Cruelty was first published in what store magazine?
Q5.What was Corporal Nobbs' Mum called?

The answers as usual can be found at the end of this issue.


4. Review: The Time-travelling Caveman

By Jason Anthony-Rowlands

The Time-travelling Caveman is the fourth and probably final anthology of short stories Terry wrote when he was working as a journalist at The Bucks Free Press under the moniker of Uncle Jim.

Where the first book Dragons at Crumbling Castle treated us to the introduction to the Carpet People there was nothing in Caveman that would be later developed. As with the previous books each story is quite short and is usually designed to be a build up to a final joke.

The titular Time-travelling Cavemen is a fun little story that isn't actually about time travel (well not like Back To The Future of Quantum Leap) . I enjoyed each of the stories. They are obviously not as polished as Terry's longer works but I still find it fascinating plotting the journey between journalist and best sell author. It's sometimes hard to believe that the same, although somewhat more experienced writer, that wrote the brilliant Night Watch was also responsible for the whimsical Lemonade on the Moon.

I think there is something to enjoy in each and every story in this anthology. Many themes and ideas that Terry explores in these stories would later be expanded upon in the Discworld and beyond. I loved The Wild Knight in which Terry explores what a character would do if they became a night - something which Terry experienced during his own lifetime - the character in the story made his own sword but unlike Terry traveled back in time to living with Arthur at Camelot. Unless that's what Terry actually did!? Has anyone checked the woodcuts from the Arthurian legends just in case?

The book itself is beautifully illustrated. The pages are full of fun and manic illustrations and if you take the dusk jacket off you will find the hardback is also beautifully coloured.

The slip case edition will be released later this year and will feature one more story than the standard edition.

If, as I suspect, it will be that very last anthology of Terry's lesser known works I think it is a fitting end. Go get your own copy and make up your own mind. I am sure you won't be disappointed.

ISBN: 0857536028

PS. We have purchased a copy to give away in this month's competition. See the competition section for more details.


5. Review of The Magic of Terry Pratchett

By Colin Hicks

I believe I first heard about this book around 18 months ago at a fan gathering. The view around the table was mixed, there were many that said, "I'm not reading that, it's not written by Rob Wilkins, it won't be official". I was intrigued, having read some biographies of other people that are full of padding and frankly, terrible. This wasn't.

Marc Burrows writes in a nice flowing style which is easy to read. The book does appear to be well researched and is written in a light hearted tone. There were many things that I did not know, some that I did. In fact the author appears to be quite self effacing. He acknowledges that there will be another, official, biography published at some later date. I only noted one mistake, and it is obvious.

This book follows Terry's life mainly chronologically from his childhood, through his journalist and PR careers and the books that were being written at the time. It also does a good job describing to us how Terry became the man that he was. I only noticed a small bit of padding and this may only be because I know the novels so well. I don't need the plots explained. However, if you have not yet read all of Terry's works this, most likely, won't be a problem. In fact it is something the author notes. He would have liked to review all of Terry's works in more detail but it would have made this book at least twice as long. I thought, 'yes please, let's have a separate book – or books – on this.'

One thing I did not like was the amount of footnotes. We all know that Terry was a prodigious user of them, but here there were too many. Sometimes over fifteen per chapter and occasionally multiple notes per page. It really interrupted the flow of the book.* There were a couple of occasions when I disagreed with the author – I like the David Greenslade album. Especially the Wizard's Staff…. song. But these are minor gripes.

It does appear to end a bit suddenly. We are bowling along nicely and then I realise there are only 3 chapters left, but we are only around 2003. The last few books and all of the Embuggerance is covered in only 34 pages. That said, it is covered with sensitivity and the last few paragraphs did leave me with a slight lump in my throat.

To summarise, this is a good read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. As the author acknowledges this will not be the definitive biography of Terry Pratchett, but it serves well enough until that one is published. To those fans who are waiting for the other book, give this one a go.

*Like this.


6. Competition: The Time-travelling Caveman

This month we have a copy of The Time-travelling Caveman to give away. See my review above. The Time-travelling Caveman is the forth anthology of short stories that Terry wrote for The Bucks Free Press.

In order to win the copy of The Time-travelling Caveman you need to send your answer along with your postal address to by 8th October 2020.

Q1.What is the name of the second anthology in this series?

Your address will only be used for sending out your prize should you be the lucky winner. Once prizes are sent out all address details will be destroyed. Entries received after the closing date or sent to any other address will be ignored. No more than one entry per person will be accepted - multiple entries will result in a ban from the competition. Failure to answer the questions or provide your postal address will prevent you from being entered into the competition. Answers to the questions must not be posted to any websites before the competition ends. The judges' decision is final. The competition is open to all readers.

The winner will be announced in the next issue.


7. Birthdays

Everyone has a birthday. If you know someone who would like a mention or if you would like your birthday included in the listings, send us an email the month before your birthday and we will add it to the list! Email Subject: Birthday

Happy September Birthday greetings to: Amy Louise, Colin Hicks, Keith Barrett, David Trace, Anna Huber, Vida Guildford, Katy Board, Nancy O'Shea, Beau Chalmers, Andy Hancock, Leanne Karfut, Alan Pendry, Bernard "The Cunning Artificer" Pearson, Ian "weird cake eater" Mitchell, Katrina Rose, Nic Jansen, Ray Friesen, Diane James, Roisin Loughran, Tiko Ten Brink, Rebecca Kaos Brown, Roger Denne, Beth Cox, Alex Stanton, Joanne Johnson, Kev Clarke, Taz Shanahan. And of course, business manager extraordinaire, Mr Rob Wilkins.


8. Readers' Letters

If you have any letters or comments, please email them to

We assume any correspondence is eligible for use in the newsletter unless otherwise stated, including the sender's email address. We may edit your letters using a triple-ply face mask!

It is vitally important that you don't pass off other people's work as your own. If you use information from other resources please let us know so we can give proper credit.

We make an editorial decision on what letters to include. Sometimes the opinions expressed in a letter are not the same as our own but we reserve the right to publish them nevertheless. You might not like the content of the letters we publish and we encourage you to write in your own constructive letters explaining your points of view. We will not shy away from you including letters that question our views and expect our readers to be able to accept that not everyone has the same point of view on all subjects.

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Please bear in mind that the Discworld Universe does NOT include The Watch TV series and thus if we read deeply between the lines, it looks like we will only get the one season of it anyway whether you love it or hate it - Rachel

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* From: "Matthew Del Papa"

I've been receiving your excellent newsletter since University, sometime in the mid-90s, and enjoying it every month. Thank you for all the hard work.

Like many Pterry fans I've been rereading my favourite DW novels since the pandemic hit…or re-listening rather - my early mass market PBs long since fell apart - as I'm doing the audio-book thing lately. I've been impressed at their quality and may just purchase the entire series again.

All the best from Canada. Keep up the great work.

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* From: "Kay Reeves"

I really enjoyed this and I think other avid Pratchett fans will too. Marc has managed to catch the "flavour" of Terry's style and I like the fact that his own favourites are made evident . My husband is now enjoying the book and I'm binge rereading my Pratchett collection for the umpteenth time. Still as funny and socially relevant as ever. Thanks Marc!

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* From: "James D. Ward"

"Personally I am floored at the shade thrown by Simon Allen at previous Pratchett adaptations (Good Omens and Troll Bridge both won awards in the last year) ."

To me he was clearly referring to the years of development The Watch was in, before this successful attempt. But YMMV. Clearly something about the more traditional approaches wasn't sparking the imagination within the various BBC departments and companies.

This adaptation doesn't seem to be what I would go for in a TP TV series, but the inclusivity in its casting is admirable. Actually, more than admirable, any show filling its cast with queer, trans and differently-abled actors and writers, in a media environment that is still hostile to anything other than token representation, is already doing great work. The increasing diversity of the Watch is a theme in the books, so it's great that they're realising it in real-world terms as well as fantasy ones. I can take or leave the steampunk aesthetic. My main problem so far is that the Discworld Watch are essentially unattractive losers who occasionally do heroic things, whereas the photos of The Watch released so far show attractive people in nice clothes doing cool poses. My speculation is that The Watch will be an empowerment narrative - society's losers become the heroes - which isn't unfaithful to the books. My worry is that if the team is coded as "cool" to the audience, but are "losers" in the narrative, the story won't fly emotionally speaking, and it will all be a bit shallow.

However, as fun as speculation is, it's irresponsible to judge a piece of art before you've actually seen it. Its advertising doesn't appeal to you? Don't watch the show. But no-one has actually watched an episode. Signs aren't great, but who knows what it's actually going to be like? Fandom is putting the hatred before the horse here, as it sadly too often does.

Great work on the newsletter.


9. Stage Productions

Of course, most if not all of the productions that would normally appear here have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. We really hope that once the current situation has resolved itself the productions will be rescheduled and we can get our regular dose of Pratchett performances.

Whilst we would love to get to every event and play to write reviews and articles about them, we just don't have enough time, petrol and a wide enough spread of friends to borrow the couch for the night. But you, our wonderful readers do have the time, petrol and often don't need the couches as the event or play is on your doorstep!

We don't have English degrees here and you don't need one either to write something for Discworld Monthly!

PS. If you know of a play or event that we don't know about (shock horror) , email us. We like the surprise!

All submissions should be emailed to or

Don't forget to visit Pratchett Stage Productions for our most up-to-date list of stage productions.

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9.1 Current and Upcoming Productions

For more details of these current and upcoming productions visit: Pratchett Stage Productions

  • Feet of Clay in Brisbane, Australia (12th September 2020 - 17th October 2020)

9.2 New and Updated Productions

These productions are new this month or have been updated. For our full list visit: Pratchett Stage Productions

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[New: Australia] Feet of Clay as adapted by Stephen Briggs

Location:210 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, QLD 4000
Dates:12th September 2020 - 17th October 2020
Box office:aubat.sales.ticketsearch.com

10. Discworld Conventions and other Events

The UK Discworld Convention has been postponed until 2022.

CabbageCon 2020 is currently going ahead in October 2020.

Paul Kidby's Discworld and Beyond exhibition in Hereford has unfortunately been cancelled but they hope the next venue in Christchurch, nr Bournemouth UK goes ahead in October.

Online events are happening- see our index for details.


11. Recurring Fan Meetings

By their very nature the listing of recurring fan meetings remains static. So we've moved the full listings to our website at Recurring Fan Meetings

The newsletter will only include any listings that are new or have changed within the last 30 days.


12. The End

This month's issue is brought to you by Snoopy, Rage and Marmite & Cucumber sandwiches!

The deadline for submissions to issue 281 of Discworld Monthly is the 8th October 2020.

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12.4 Latest Book Information

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12.6 Trivia Answers

Q1.Who does Rincewind and Two-flower meet at the temple of Bel-Shamharoth?
A1.Hrun, a Barbarian Hero from Chimera
 
Q2.What is the 25th Book in the Discworld series?
A2.The Truth - it even says it on the UK Hardback cover.
 
Q3.Who was the artist for The illustrated Wee Free Men?
A3.Stephen Player
 
Q4.The short story Theatre of Cruelty was first published in what store magazine?
A5.WHSmiths Bookcase 45 magazine. Available in July/August 1993.
 
Q5.What was Corporal Nobbs' Mum called?
A5.Maisie.
 
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12.7 Small Print

We make every effort we can to ensure the information in this newsletter is accurate and legal. All trademarks are recognized as the property of their respective owners, whoever they may be. Discworld (R) is a registered trademark of the Estate of Sir Terry Pratchett used under licence.

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12.8 Thanks

Thanks for reading this issue of 'Discworld Monthly'. We hope you enjoyed it. If you have any comments, complaints or suggestions for the future of this newsletter please email the editor :

Thank you Terry Pratchett

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12.9 The Final Word...

*Rachel here*

We may not be perfect designers, or award winning journalists but we do our best to keep you all entertained and informed about all things Terry. We do have some ethics though. We like our news to be current, up to date and factual with a solid source. We don't like posting rumours but occasionally the source it comes from is 98 percent solid so we will tell you it's a rumour and confirm it when we have a 100 percent confirmation. Our own articles are written by us for us only. You won't find articles from other publications here unless it's a formal press release about an adaptation, book release or event or something we actually wrote for someone else unless they begged us to publish it (OK not begged but some of our lovely friends do ask us occasionally to boost something) . [NB I say we are not award winning but Discworld Monthly did win Website of the Month for Issue 3 back in a different century. It would be nice to win something much more recent, or even just get acknowledged #justsaying]

Whilst you keep reading it, we'll keep on writing it because we love Terry's books just as much as you do.

GNU Terry Pratchett...


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Table of Contents:

1. Editorial
1.1 Important Information
1.2 Submissions
1.3 Merchandise
2. News
2.1 The Watch TV series - Panel at New York Comic Con
2.2 Discworld Monthly September Online Quiz
2.3 The Pratchett Project - TWO free online events
2.4 Ineffable Convention 2 - Online Event
2.5 Fighting Fantasy : Rhianna Pratchett and Ian Livingstone Online event
2.6 Book Releases
3. DiscTrivia
4. Review: The Time-travelling Caveman
5. Review of The Magic of Terry Pratchett
6. Competition: The Time-travelling Caveman
7. Birthdays
8. Readers' Letters
9. Stage Productions
9.1 Current and Upcoming Productions
9.2 New and Updated Productions
10. Discworld Conventions and other Events
11. Recurring Fan Meetings
12. The End
12.1 Supporting Discworld Monthly
12.2 eBook Editions
12.3 Contact Information
12.4 Latest Book Information
12.5 Subscription Information
12.6 Trivia Answers
12.7 Small Print
12.8 Thanks
12.9 The Final Word...
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