Terry Pratchett’s school notebooks give insight into his teenage mind

  • Author Sir Terry Pratchett’s doodle-covered school books have been found
  • Provide a fascinating, rare insight into the legendary author’s creative process 
  • Maths exercise book features drawings of figures which resemble Pratchett’s own illustrations for his first novel ‘The Carpet People’ published in 1971 
  • Collection of four exercise books and a sketch pad, is tipped to sell for £8,000

Doodle-covered exercise books that belonged to a schoolboy Sir Terry Pratchett have come to light and reveal he already had many ideas for his early stories.

They provide a fascinating, rare insight into the legendary late author’s creative process as he allowed his mind to drift during lessons at secondary school.

Pratchett, who died following an eight year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2015, was fiercely protective of his unpublished stories.

Doodle-covered exercise books that belonged to a schoolboy Sir Terry Pratchett have come to light and reveal ideas for his early stories

Doodle-covered exercise books that belonged to a schoolboy Sir Terry Pratchett have come to light and reveal ideas for his early stories

The much-loved writer requested before his death that his hard drive containing incomplete works was crushed with a steam roller.

The exercise books date from 1962 to 1964, when Pratchett was entering his teenage years as a pupil at High Wycombe Technical School, now John Hampden School, in Buckinghamshire.

On first impression the pages appear to be covered in random doodles, but upon closer inspection it is possible to find numerous references to Pratchett’s early works.

Source: Terry Pratchett’s school notebooks give insight into his teenage mind | Daily Mail Online

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