In 2010, Sir Terry Pratchett gave the 34th Richard Dimbleby Lecture from the Royal College of Physicians in London. Titled Shaking Hands with Death, it dealt with his ‘embuggerance’ — a rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s — and our right to a dignified death.
Following his death in March 2015, and after previously being collected in A Slip of the Keyboard, it was published again as a tiny stand-alone volume.
- Book read
- Terry Pratchett — Shaking Hands with Death
- First line
- Firstly I must express my gratitude and grateful thanks to the Dimbleby family for asking me to give this lecture today.