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Terry Pratchett's Unpublished Works Crushed By Steamroller by BBC News
Review by Charles Mohapel
BBC News News  ISBN/ITEM#: CM170831CRUSHED
Date: 31 August 2017

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It's good to see that the last request of the late Sir Terry Pratchett was honored, even if it was more challenging than one would expect when using a six-and-a-half tonne steamroller. Richard Henry, curator of Salisbury Museum, said: "The steamroller totally annihilated the stone blocks underneath but the hard drive survived better than expected so we put it in a stone crusher afterwards which I think probably finally did it in."

A hard drive containing unfinished works by Terry Pratchett has been crushed by a steamroller, as per instructions left by the fantasy novelist.

It is thought up to 10 incomplete novels were flattened at the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

The six-and-a-half tonne Lord Jericho was used to roll over the hard drive several times before a concrete crusher finished off the remains.

Pratchett died aged 66 in March 2015.

The creator of the 'Discworld' series had been battling Alzheimer's disease.

Before vanquishing the hard drive, Rob Wilkins, the writer's long-serving assistant, tweeted that he was "about to fulfil my obligation to Terry".

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