Fifty Years of Terry Pratchett

Buckingham Palace

As most of you probably know by now, we had a grand day out at Buckingham Palace where the Queen wielded a magic sword and turned Terry Pratchett into Sir Terence.  And, believe me, it certainly looks like a sword when it whizzes past your ear. 

Author Sir Terry Pratchett speaks Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II after being knighted at Buckingham Palace, London Wednesday Feb. 18, 2009. The author shocked his fans when he announced in December 2007 that he had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. (AP PhotoJohnny Green/PA) ** UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE **

The event was followed by a slap-up meal, hosted by Colin Smythe, at the Athenaeum.