Terry Pratchett mural in Shoreditch - A moving tribute

Terry Pratchett Mural

I can't remember when I first started reading Terry Pratchett, I know it was because of my Aunty Anne-Marie who has all of the books and has had a massive picture of the Great A-Tuin bearing the weight of four elephants and the great Discworld gliding through space on her wall for as long as I can remember. When Terry Pratchett died we lost one of the greatest minds to ever grace literature and my heart skipped a beat, and obviously not in a happy way.

Courtesy of Twitter I found out that this wonderful mural of Sir Terry and some of his infamous characters had been created just off Brick Lane, I obviously had to run and see it that day even if I was a little behind on the times, luckily for me I could see it in progress (kinda) because the final touches were still being added by this very talented man.

Death has always been my favourite character in the Discworld novels, as strange as that may sound. My favourite quote from him demonstrates the very effect Terry Pratchett had on my life and other fellow fans, and what his death means to us:

"Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling Angel meets the rising Ape" - The Hogfather

Sir Terry Pratchett created this place in the most fabulous way and I'm a combination of sad and excited to read the final chapter when the last ever discworld novel is released in September.

Are you also a fan of Terry pratchett? 


  1. A stunning mural! I remember my first Terry Pratchett book - Equal Rites. I was probably around 10 years old and I became hooked! Such a storyteller...!

    1. I think mine may have been The Colour of Magic but the Death Series (Hogfather etc) are definitely my favourites. Eric is brilliant too.

  2. What a wonderful piece of art to celebrate a wonderful man. It's glorious.


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