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    Arise Sir Terry Pratchett

    This is from the paulkidby.com website.

    Folks,

    There are times when the phrase “Absolutely, totally, gobsmackingly, mindbogglingly amazed” just doesn’t cover it, but I find that in the Queen’s New Year Honours list I am now a Knight, for services to literature. This means that fans, while not calling me Sir, must now refrain from throwing things. Regrettably, no sword is included in the box

    What more can a modest Knight say?

    Happy New Year, which on Discworld is the Year of the Pensive Hare.

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    That is great!

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    It is although the cynic in me wonders if it's to shut him up going on about the inadequacy of research into Alzhiemers and the need for greater funding. Still it's good to see nerd literature getting recognised at last.
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    I think anyone diagnosed with a disease as devastating as Alzheimer's is going to question the funding it receives to research a cure. As with most things in life, you never really even consider it until you are personally effected by it.

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    I think he very right to question the funding on all dementia research as it is vastly underfunded worldwide especially when companies who were going bankrupt due to mismanagement are being bailed out by various governments to keep the wealthy party contributors happy. I just hope the government hasn't done this because he's been kicking up a fuss in a bid to quieten him a little. Lets face it they give honours out for cash so why not try honours for silence. Problem is I don't think Sir Terry would ever keep quiet thank the gods.
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    I'm not convinced that this is anything to do with his illness.
    The list is supposedly drawn up by the Queen, but of course there is now way that it's all done personally.

    I would imagine this type of thing to be organised by her personal aides and the civil service.
    Neither of which would be too predisposed to keep the government sweet.

    So hopefully he got this on merit because his work deserves it.

    Well done Sir Terry.
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