Friday, 15 April 2016

"I have decided you are not a cantankerous old bat after all",

Philippa and Terry at the booklaunch of Dodger

Terry Pratchett once  said to  Puffin's editor Philippa Dickinson

This, and other anecdotes were told at a  Memorial, which took place last night, at the Barbican Theatre.

Steeleye Span perforning music from Wintersmith

Summary Highlights

Several people were awarded the Order of the Honey Bee, >the less visible people who helped make everything possible, his agent, his editor, his illustrator, his banker and so on.

I had hoped there would be a biography. Terry died before completing his autobiography, and it falls to his friend and assistant, Rob, to complete it.

There will be a TV adaptation of Good Omens, with screenplay by Neil Gaiman.

There will be a film of Mort, xcreenplay by Terry Rossio.

There will be a film of Wee Free Men, adapted by Rhianna Pratchett.

Steeleye Span (Terry;s favourite group) performed at the Memorial.

Epiphoni Consort performed Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis

It sounds as though it was a fitting, and, at times, moving memorial to a man who lives on in the words he wrote, and in the Clacks #speakhisname