Discworld Monthly - Update Issue 286 - April 2021
Welcome to issue 286. This is a short update to issue 285 with just a couple of quick announcements.
Don't forget to raise a glass to Terry on the 28th April on what should have been his 73rd birthday. Six years on and we all still miss him terribly.
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The mailing list software that we've been using since PixelFairy set us up with over a decade ago has been upgraded, kicking and screaming from version 2 to the very latest version (eleven) of DADA mail. So this issue will be a test run of the new software (fingers crossed it will work without any problems) .
This really won't make a lot of difference to you the reader but should make the software more robust when handling new email domains.
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Don't forget the Discworld Monthly quiz will be back on Wednesday 28th April - have a bit of Discworld fun on what should have been Terry's 73rd birthday.Rachel told me off last time for making the questions too hard - so this time round she has written some of the questions. You'll have to take part to see if she writes easier questions than me!
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The audiobook and paperback versions of the 50th Anniversary edition of The Carpet People was released on 22nd April 2021. Though we've still not found anywhere that has the paperback available. We've contacted the publishers but haven't got an update yet.
If you've managed to find a purple cover version please let us know where you managed to get it from. Please send us a photo and ISBN if possible as the ISBN in the press release may be incorrect..
The audiobook read by David Tennant can be found on Audible.
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