Many people will have heard today that Terry Pratchett has announced that he is giving one million dollars to the Alzheimer’s Research Trust. Terry has early onset Alzheimer's, so early that he has to pay for the drugs he needs himself as the NHS says he is too young to qualify for them. His generous donation will bring much needed attention to the subject which affects the lives of many families but receives just a fraction of the funding of cancer research. You can read about his donation on the Alzheimer’s Research Trust website and there is a link for you to make your own donation.
I am not a great fan of fantasy as a genre but I have read half a dozen discworld novels. The first was one I bought nearly 20 years ago whilst at Swansea station late at night returning home to Reading after a university interview. As a self-conscious 19 year old it was a bad choice for me as I found it so uproariously funny my suppressed sniggers were drawing attention in the carriage. The book in question was Wyrd Sisters and if you want to try just one Pratchett I would recommend this: you'll never think about Macbeth in the same light again. The few Pratchett novels I possess always survive the rigorous clear-outs I have once a year, and I still have my copy of Wyrd Sisters which I occasionally re-read and it never pals. Good luck Terry.