Terry Pratchett is one of the most successful authors in Britain.
Each book a best-seller, his words have won him an army of fans.
What many don't realise is that before he became a hotshot author he was
in the PR business, working as a PRO for the Central Electricity
While spending his time fielding media calls for three nuclear power
stations ('Leak, what leak? Oh, that leak'), he also found time to pen
some of his early works. The rest, as they say, is history.
Now Mark Pursey, Chelgate senior counsellor, is trying to follow in
Pratchett's footsteps by writing his own novel, All Spun Out.
The title has no connection with Pratchett's spinning world, instead
drawing on the witches and goblins from his own industry.
Chapter One is already out there for all the world to see, published on
his company's website (www.chelgate.com). Chapters Two and Three have
been written and more, Pursey threatens, could follow.
But despite aspirations of a literary nature Pursey vehemently denies he
would quit the world of PR for a novelist's life: 'I love my job, I'm
not looking to change,'he said.
And after reading the first chapter, Diary wholeheartedly agrees with