Cover illustration of The Shepherd's Crown
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Sir Terry Pratchett's last novel hits the bookshop shelves

The final novel by author Sir Terry Pratchett is about to hit bookshops, almost six months after his death.

The Shepherd's Crown is the 41st novel in his Discworld series, which started as an affectionate parody of fantasy novels and became a satire on modern life.

Sir Terry died at the age of 66 in March, eight years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

The BBC's Will Gompertz reports.

  • 26 Aug 2015
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