A Stroke of the Pen

A Stroke of the Pen

The Lost Stories



A truly unmissable, beautifully illustrated collection of unearthed stories from the pen of Sir Terry Pratchett, creator of the phenomenally successful Discworld series.

‘A treasure trove glistening with lost gems’ Financial Times

From one of the world’s best-loved storytellers, a truly unmissable collection of rediscovered stories, written under a pseudonym in the 1970s and 80s. These early tales hint at the worlds Terry would go on to create, containing all his trademark wit, satirical wisdom and fantastic imagination.

Meet Og the inventor, the first caveman to cultivate fire, as he discovers the highs and lows of progress; haunt the Ministry of Nuisances with the defiant evicted ghosts of Pilgarlic Towers; visit Blackbury, a small market town with weird weather and an otherworldly visitor; and go on a dangerous quest through time and space with hero Kron, which begins in the ancient city of Morpork.

'A new Pratchett! Clear the bestseller decks: this book is heading for the top' Guardian

'This delightful collection is inventive, entertaining and a little quirky, often with a twisty end' Independent


  • You always feel the push of the inimitable Pratchett behind them — funny, sharp, warm, wise and always so, so readable
    Daily Mail

About the author

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books which have sold over 100 million copies worldwide. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. He was awarded a knighthood for services to literature in 2009, although he always wryly maintained that his greatest service to literature was to avoid writing any.

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