Belfast Telegraph

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* The series of books are set in a world that is a flat disc, carried on the backs of four elephants, astride a giant turtle

* The first book, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983

* The 39th book in the series, Snuff, is due to be released in October

* One of the main characters in the novels is Death, depicted as a 7ft skeleton on a horse called 'Binky'

* Other characters include wizards and vampires

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