FANTASY writer Sir Terry Pratchett came to Hounsdown School to open their new library yesterday.

The writer of the Discworld series, who has written more than 50 books and sold more than 65 million copies worldwide, met children at the school.

Sir Terry, who writes for both children and adults, was knighted in the New Year’s Honours for his services to literature.

He took part in a question and answer session with students, who presented him with a book of creative writing they had done in his style as well as a cheque for more than £200 for a charity of his choosing – The Rice Centre in Bath.

See the TV & Leisure magazine, free with the Daily Echo, on March 7 for a feature interview with Terry Pratchett.

PICTURE CAPTION: Sophie Thomas, James Harding, Georgia Morrison, and John Vallis, pupils from Hounsdown School, dressed up as characters from Terry Pratchett’s, centre, novels to celebrate the author opening their new library. Echo picture by Stuart Martin. Order no: 8127212