Puffin to release collection of Pratchett stories

Puffin to release collection of Pratchett stories

Puffin is releasing a collection of early stories by Terry Pratchett which he penned during his career as a reporter.

The Time-travelling Caveman brings together tales he wrote in the 1960s and 1970s for local papers the Bucks Free Press and the Western Daily Press.

With illustrations from Mark Beech, it will be out on 3rd September. The following month, on 8th October, a £25 collector's edition will be released.

Puffin bought world rights for the book from Colin Smythe on behalf of Rob Wilkins at Dunmanifestin Limited.

The publisher said: “Step inside one of the greatest imaginations there ever was and embark on an adventure that will take you from the top of the highest mountain, to the bottom of the deepest sea.”

News of the deal follows an announcement in April that Pratchett's Discworld series would be brought to TV in a partnership between Narrativia, the firm Pratchett launched in 2012 that controls the multimedia and merchandising rights to his work, and British production firm Motive Pictures and Endeavor Content.