Downloadable audio file Edition 2014
Aged 17, Terry Pratchett began work as a journalist for the Bucks Free Press. As well as covering news articles, he began writing short stories under the pseudonym "Uncle Jim"; as he later recalled, "Nobody wanted to do the children's corner so I volunteered. I would do little children's stories, one-offs and running narratives." Prepare to meet Hercules the Tortoise and Edwo the Boring Knight, and marvel at the time-travelling 59A bus! And for the discerning Discworld reader, in each of these stories are ideas which are developed elsewhere in Terry's later novels. Look out for inept wizards and plenty of little people...