RIP Sir pterry
I used to boast that I was the proud owner of a complete collection of unsigned Terry Pratchett hardcover first editions.
This was a particularly pleasing concept to me because Terry was such a prolific author, who reached out to his fans more than he needed, that it was always easy to get your books signed. In fact, he’d often allow you to bring any other books of his you might own to a book signing for a new book, and he’d find time to sign those too.
Keeping them unsigned was actually harder work than having him sign them.
Harder than you might think.
He would actually break into your house in the middle of the night, and sign books while you’re slept. That’s how my copy of Soul Music ended up signed, and why I cannot boast anymore.
Of course the rational part of me knows that the reality of the situation is that my original copy went mysteriously missing during my move to the USA....
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