Sir Pterry

So I am, therefore, somewhat peeved to find that, now, slightly more than every other word I write will be written for the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who will undoubtedly waste the money on computers that don’t work and other people’s duck shelters.

4 thoughts on “Sir Pterry”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    I am just annoyed to think if I buy my youngest neice her first Pratchett Gordon will get just over half of it.

    I can’t help thinking there is a way to make sure he doesn’t. Suppose Sir Terry sends me an electronic version of his book. I can get them printed in China for about a pound a volume. Amazon will take a cut too – but nowhere near what the publisher does.

    And Gordon gets nothing. This is what I call a win-win.

  2. Key point is highlighting the fatuity of the spin that this is about punishing eeeevil bankers. It hits a lot of other people too, actually including bankers who were nothing to do with the problem. It’s not a revenue problem , it’s a spending problem, as anybody who has ever worked in the real world knows.

  3. SMFS, no, that doesn’t work: TP is UK-resident and UK-domiciled, so his income is subject to UK tax irrespective of whether it comes from e-books, bookshop books, or plumbing. He’d need to go and live abroad for a year before he could legally have foreign royalties paid UK tax-free.

  4. You know, it’s often said that a large part of the problem we face is the extremely successful propaganda campaign run by the Left since the Eighties, especially in schools. Define your position as the obvious neutral position adopted by all non-maniacs, and the voters just slot into place. Well, in that case, it strikes me that Sir Terry might just be the most important fighter for the cause of freedom alive in this country right now. What we want is for as many kids to read his books as possible, and hope that they start, you know, thinking.

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