Thursday, August 31, 2017

Printing press

I'm no Terry Pratchett nut - far from it - but have to hand it to the late author for insisting on keeping control of his literary legacy by asking for his unfinished novels to be destroyed. He's not unusual among writers in that regard (not that such wishes are always respected), but the manner in which he sought to prevent any posthumous opportunism by publishers has made the headliners: his hard drive, containing up to ten incomplete works, was literally steamrollered at the recent Great Dorset Steam Fair.

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