Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett has had to admit that he wont be able to make the UK Discworld Convention this year as the early-onset Alzheimer’s is catching up with him – very sad.

“If you did not know there was anything wrong with me, you would not know there is anything wrong with me. The disease moves slowly, but you know it’s there,” he said in his Richard Dimbleby lecture in 2010, going on to re-iterate his vow that “rather than let Alzheimer’s take me, I would take it. I would live my life as ever to the full and die, before the disease mounted its last attack, in my own home, in a chair on the lawn, with a brandy in my hand to wash down whatever modern version of the ‘Brompton cocktail’ some helpful medic could supply. And with Thomas Tallis on my iPod, I would shake hands with Death.”

I hope that helpful medic is on hand when needed …..