TO Forewars Intros

GIVEN Terry Pratchett’s career as a journalist, when most of his writings were unsigned, this section can never be complete  – and I have not attempted a more detailed list than that here. Too, Terry did not tell me of many of the small items he wrote: it was down to me to find them. I have been uncertain as to whether to include interviews in this section, but decided that as they are (officially) almost all taken down by the interviewer, they should go in the Writings about Terry Pratchett section [here]. At the Bucks Free Press he wrote under the pseudonym ‘Uncle Jim’ (as did everyone who wrote the stories in ‘Children’s Corner’ before and after him), and later as ‘Marcus’ (in the Midweek Free Press), a by-line that was his alone. If anyone comes across any omissions, please let me know: due credit will be given to the discoverers. Supporting quotes on other authors’ books can be found at the end of this page.

NOTE:  Fictional writings are shown in blue.

1962

BUSINESS RIVALS (Signed T. Pratchett, 3C) in Technical Cygnet, Wycombe Technical High School Magazine, 1: 8, December 1962,  pp. 28-29.
Reprinted with illustrated border by Kevin Rochowski, in  John Hampden Magazine (The Technical Cygnet renamed), 1992,  pp. 32-33. With a report on his  visit to the School on 22 June 1992, p. 31.
Reprinted in John Hampden Grammar School, 2014, pp. 59-60. With ‘Sir Terry Pratchett and his teachers’, pp. 56-58, and a  quote & photo on p. 3.
Rewritten, much enlarged, as ‘The Hades Business’.

1963

‘THE HADES BUSINESS, Science Fantasy, ed. Jon Carnell, vol. 20, no. 60, August 1963, pp. 66-76.
Reprinted in The Unfriendly Future, ed. Tom Boardman, Jr. London: New English Library (Four Square Books), October 1965, pp. 119-30.
Reprinted, with introductory note, in Once More* *with footnotes, eds. Sheila Perry & Priscilla Olson, NEFSA Press, 2004, pp. 31-41.
Reprinted, with revised introductory note, in A Blink of the Screen, London: Doubleday, 2012, pp. 19-34.

Czech: ‘Kšeft v hádesu’, in Divadlo Krutosti, trs. Jan Kantůrek, Praha: Talpress, February 2004 (80-7197-205-3), pp. 159-178.
German: ‘Die Hades-Angelegenheit’ with introductory note from Once More, in Die Ganze Wahnsinn, trs. Andreas Brandhorst, München: Piper Verlag, 26 October 2007 (978-2-492-70155-6), pp. 331-347.

Polish: ‘Piekielny Interes’ trs. Piotr W. Cholewa, Nowa Fantastyka, November 2012, pp.50-    55.

[ON SCIENCE FICTION IN SCHOOLS] (Letter, referring to Ron Bennett’s article in the previous issue, entitled ‘Science Fiction in Schools’) in Vector (Journal of the BSFA), 21, September 1963, p. 26.
Reprinted in A Slip of the Keyboard, Doubleday, 2114, pp. 172-173.

1964

‘LOOK FOR THE LITTLE — DRAGON?’ and ‘THE SEARCHER’, (Signed Terry Pratchett, 5A) in Technical Cygnet, 1: 9, March 1964 pp. 28-29.

‘SOLUTION’ (Signed T. Pratchett, 5A) Technical Cygnet, 1: 10, July 1964 p. 25.
Reprinted, with introductory note, in A Blink of the Screen, London: Doubleday,  2012, pp. 35-37.

[LETTER], Vector 27, July 1964, p. 36. (Discovered by Shaun Lewis)
TP’s letter refers to Vector 27, but this was an error by its Publications Officer, Roger Peyton, who had just become its new Editor, and had presumably typed the issue. TP’s comments related to Vector 26, published in May 1964.
‘In reply to Dick Howett’s question; is there any reason why alien spacecraft shouldn’t look like the saucer in FORBIDDEN PLANET? Would you rather an observer, on seeing a UFO that looked just like the above, altered his description so as to make it seem more plausible? Perhaps they really do look like that; if the occupants knew that their ship was really cribbed from MGM they’d probably give up and go home. Definition: Half the time, a crank is someone whose beliefs or opinions you don’t agree with.
‘VECTOR 27 [sic] struck me as a rather ‘bitty’ issue; but since it is the first under new management perhaps it is to be expected. The electro-stencils improved the layout no end; let’s have more” The photos were a surprise too; but why did the Guest of Honour appear only once, in the back-ground of one photo?’
‘[It was rather unfortunate that Ted Tubb didn’t appear in the photo section, but I was unable to obtain a good photo of him – he was too busy dashing around trying to get people to join the BSFA!  – RGP]’

‘THE UNCONVENTIONAL CAVALIER. AN ASSESSMENT OF COLIN KAPP’, By Ed F.James & Terry Pratchett, Zenith, 6 (ed. Peter R. Weston), September 1964,  pp. 5-9.  Ed Hames writes: ‘Four of these reviews are by Terry Pratchett – I think you  will recognise them – as is the conclusion.’ TP certainly wrote the review of ‘The Glass of Iargo’.

1965

THE PICTURE’, (Signed T. Pratchett, L6A) in Technical Cygnet, 1: 11, May 1965, p. 12.
Reprinted, with introductory note, in A Blink of the Screen, London: Doubleday, 2012, pp. 38-39, and The Sunday Telegraph, 15 March 2015, p. 7.

‘TALES OF THE CARPET PEOPLE’  Children’s Circle. By Uncle Jim, in  The Bucks Free Press (High Wycombe), 8, 15, 22, 29 October, 5, 12, 19, 26, November, 3, 10, 17, 23 December 1965, p. 5. (This is the first published idea for what became his novel The Carpet People). On 8 October TP took over this column from another pseudonymous individual (who could have been the prototypical author of ‘Mr Bunnsy Has An Adventure’ that appeared in The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, except that the column’s characters tended to be called Boo-Boo Bunny, Roberta Rabbit, Frances Frog, and similar alliterative names). All his ‘Uncle Jim’ tales appeared in this column, so the words ‘Children’s Circle’ and ‘Uncle Jim’ have been removed from future entries. Reprinted in  the first American edition of The Carpet People, Clarion/Houghton Mifflin, 5 July 2013,  pp. 264-89.
Reprinted, under the title ‘Tales of the Carpet People’, in Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2014, pp. 55-104, in the deluxe edition, pp. 63-112, and in the American edition published by Clarion, 3 February 2015, pp. 71-120.
As none of the tales published in the Bucks Free Press  have titles, I have given them a descriptive title within square brackets, and when they have been subsequently published in a collection, the title then used is used for the story, without the square brackets.

‘NIGHT DWELLER’, in New Worlds (London, ed. Micahel Moorcock), vol.49, no.156, November 1965, pp.83-88.
German: ‘Geschöpfe der Nacht’, trs. Berit Neumann, in Alien Contact (ISSN 0863-4114), 10 [1/1992], February 1992, pp. 17-21. Followed by ‘Terry Pratchett wunderbare Scheibenwelt’, pp. 22-25.

[THRIST PINS] The Bucks Free Press, 31 December 1965, 7 January 1966, p. 5.

1966

‘PROFESSOR WHELK’S TRIP TO MARS’, The Bucks Free Press, 14, 21, 28 January 1966, p. 5.
Reprinted, with an introductory note (not by TP), in Nullus Anxietas III, Official Convention Programme, 9-11 April 2011, pp. 14-16.
Reprinted in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp. 5-23.

[‘ST EUSTON’S DAY’], The Bucks Free Press, 4 February 1966, p. 5.

[‘THE NORTH-BY-NORTH-EASTERN’], The Bucks Free Press, 11 February 1966, p. 5.

‘THE TROPNECIAN INVASION OF ENGLAND’, The Bucks Free Press, 18 February 1966, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Guardian Online edition, 7 July 2020
Reprinted in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 3 September 2020, pp. 25-31.

‘HUNT THE SNORRY’, The Bucks Free Press, 25 February 1966, p. 5.
Reprinted in Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2014, pp. 49-54, in the deluxe edition, pp. 55-60, and in the American Clarion edition, pp. 65-70.

‘THE PIED PIPER OF BLACKBURY’, The Bucks Free Press, 4 March 1966, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp. 33-39.

[‘THE BLACKBURY BUS COMPANY AND THE TERRIBLE PASSENGER’], The Bucks Free Press, 11, 18 March 1966, p. 5.

‘UB AND THE TOAD’, The Bucks Free Press, 25 March, 1, 8 April 1966, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp. 41-57.

[‘WOOKLEY’S CORNER AND THE WATER BOARD’], The Bucks Free Press , 15, 22, 29 April 1966, p. 5.

‘THE WILD KNIGHT’, The Bucks Free Press, 6, 13, 20 May 1966, p. 5.
Reprinted in the deluxe edition of The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2016, pp. 373-86.
Reprinted in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp. 265-278.

‘THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF DOGGINS’, The Bucks Free Press, 27 May, 3, 10, 17, 24 June, 1, 8, 15 July 1966, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2016, pp. 251-84, in the deluxe edition, pp. 281-314, and in the American Harper edition, pp. 189-216.

‘THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY’, The Bucks Free Press, 22, 29 July, 5 August 1966, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2016, pp. 23-38, in the deluxe edition, pp. 25-40, and in the American Harper edition, pp. 16-27.

‘DOK THE CAVEMAN’, The Bucks Free Press , 12, 19, 26 August 1966, p. 5.
Reprinted in Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2014, pp. 121-36, in the deluxe edition, pp. 135-50, and in the American Clarion edition, pp. 121-36.

‘DRAGONS AT CRUMBLING CASTLE’, The Bucks Free Press, 2, 9, 16, 23 September 1966, p. 5.
Reprinted in Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2014, pp. 1-24, in the deluxe edition, pp. 1-24, and in the American Clarion edition, pp.  1-24.

‘DARBY AND THE SUBMARINE’, The Bucks Free Press, 30 September, 7, 14, 21, 28 October 1966, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2016, pp. 81-106, in the deluxe edition, pp. 89-114, and in the American Harper edition, pp. 59-77.

[‘PRINCE RISBOROUGH AND THE WILD GOOSE CHASE’, The Bucks Free Press , 4, 11, 18, 25 November, 2, 9 December 1966, p. 5.

‘THE 59a BUS GOES BACK IN TIME, The Bucks Free Press, 16, 23, 30 December 1966, 6, 13 January 1967, p. 5.
Reprinted in Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2014, pp. 245-72, in the deluxe edition, pp. 281-308, and in the American Clarion edition, pp. 243-70.

1967

‘ANOTHER TALE OF THE CARPET PEOPLE’, The Bucks Free Press, 20, 27 January, 3, 10, 17, 24 February, 3 March 1967, p. 5.
Reprinted in Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2014, pp. 159-95, in the deluxe edition, pp. 183-219,  and in the American Clarion edition, pp. 159-94.

[‘THE UPTONS, THE DRAGON, AND THE TROLL’], The Bucks Free Press, 10, 17, 23 March 1967, p. 5.

‘DOGGINS  HAS AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE’, The Bucks Free Press, 31 March, 7, 14, 21, 28 April, 5 May 1967, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp.5-23.

[‘THE BOGLERS’], The Bucks Free Press, 12, 19, 26 May, 2, 9 June 1967, p. 5.

[‘FAIRY BEINGS’], The Bucks Free Press, 16 June 1967, p. 5.

‘HUMPHREY NEWT’S THUNDERBOLD CARRIAGE’, The Bucks Free Press, 23, 30 June, 7 July 1967, p. 5.
Reprinted in the WHSmith Collector’s Edition of Raising Steam, 7 November 2013, pp. 379-83.

[PROFESSOR PODLING AND HIS GARDEN’], The Bucks Free Press, 14, 21 July 1967, p. 5.

[‘INTRODUCTION TO A STORY BY LEONIE MULLETT’], The Bucks Free Press, 28 July 1967, p. 5.

[‘THE DWELLER IN THE CLOCK’], The Bucks Free Press, 4, 11, 18, 25 August 1967, p. 5.

[‘”SERVICE CUTS” ON THE GRITSHIRE LINE’], The Bucks Free Press, 1, 8, 15 September 1967, p. 5.

‘THE FROZEN FEUD’, The Bucks Free Press, 22, 29 September 1967, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2016, pp. 69-80, in the deluxe edition, pp. 75-86, and in the American Harper edition, pp. 50-58.

[‘WOOKLEY’S CORNER FLOWER AND VEGETABLE SHOW’], The Bucks Free Press, 6, 13, 20, 27 October 1967, p. 5.

‘BEDWYR AND ARTHUR’S HILL’, The Bucks Free Press, 3, 10 November 1967, p. 5.
Retitled ‘Bedwyr and Arthur’s Hill’, and reprinted in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp.5-23. Bedwyr  was originally called Mork.

[‘CEDRIC OF BELMARIE’], The Bucks Free Press, 17, 24 November, 1, 8 December 1967, p. 5.

‘THE BLACKBERRY PIE’, The Bucks Free Press, 15, 22 December 1967, p. 5.
Reprinted in Father Christmas’s Fake Beard, and other stories, Doubleday, 5 October 2017, pp. 15-36.

[‘THE BLACKBURY FLOOD’], The Bucks Free Press, 29 December 1967, 5, 12 January 1968, p. 5.

1968

‘THE WERGS’ INVASION OF EARTH’, The Bucks Free Press, 19, 26 January, 2, 9 February 1968, p. 5.
Reprinted in the deluxe, slipcased edition of Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2014, pp. 391-403.
Reprinted in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp. 279-292.

‘WIZARD WAR’, The Bucks Free Press, 16, 23 February, 1, 8 March 1968, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2016, pp. 231-50, in the deluxe edition, pp. 259-78, and in the American Harper edition, pp.173-88..

‘THE BLACKBURY MONSTER’, The Bucks Free Press, 15, 22, 29 March 1968, p. 5.
Reprinted in Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2014, pp. 309-24, in the deluxe edition, pp. 353-68, and in the American Clarion edition, pp. 307-22.

‘HERCULES THE TORTOISE’, The Bucks Free Press, 5, 11, 19 April 1968, p. 5.
Reprinted in Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2014, pp. 105-20, in the deluxe edition, pp. 117-32, and in the American Clarion edition, pp. 25-40.

[‘MISSING TRAINS ON THE NORTH GRITSHIRE LIGHT RAILWAY’], The Bucks Free Press, 26 April, 3, 10, 17 May 1968, p. 5.

‘EDUCATION SHOULD NOT BE A POLITICAL TOY’. By T.P. (Review of Looking Forward to the Seventies, ed. Peter Bander), Bucks Free Press, 10 May 1968. The first occasion that Terry wrote about a book published by Colin Smythe Limited.

‘BASON AND THE HUGONAUTS’, The Bucks Free Press, 24, 31 May, 7, 14, 21, 28 June, 5, 12 July 1968, p. 5. With the issue of 14 June, Terry began to illustrate his columns.
Reprinted in the deluxe, slipcased edition of  Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2014, pp. 407-31.
Reprinted in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp. 293-318.

‘THE BIG RACE’, The Bucks Free Press, 19, 26 July, 2, 9, 16 August 1968, p. 5.
Reprinted in Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2014, pp. 137-58, in the deluxe edition, pp. 153-74, and in the American Clarion edition, pp. 137-58.

‘LORD CAKE AND THE BATTLE FOR BANWEN’S BEACON’, The Bucks Free Press, 23, 30 August, 6 September 1968, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2016, pp. 179-92, in the deluxe edition, pp. 199-212, and in the American Harper edition, pp. 132-42.

‘GUNSMOKE ON THE GREEN GREEN GRASS OF BUCKS. Sunday cowboys live out a dream’. Mid-week with Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 11 September 1968, p. 8.

‘THE GREAT BIG WEATHER FIGHT’, The Bucks Free Press, 13, 20 September 1968, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp. 85-95.

‘MOTOR BIKES ROAR ROUND A STRATELY SCRAMBLE TRACK’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 18 September 1968, p. 8.

‘CRAFTSMAN HAS BUILT HIS LAST VIOLIN’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 25 September 1968, p. 8.

‘THE FIRE OPAL’, The Bucks Free Press, 27 September, 4, 11, 18, 25 October, 1, 8 November 1968, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2016, pp. 145-78, in the deluxe edition, pp. 161-94, and in the American Harper edition, pp.107-31.

‘TOWN WILL HEAR AGAIN THE CRY “OYEZ”‘. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 2 October 1968, p. 8.

‘PLEA TO SAVE A GENTLE POET’S NUT TREE’. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 9 October 1968, p. 8.

‘SIR BASIL  – A MAN OF PEACE DESPITE THE BLITZKRIEG’. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 16 October 1968, p. 8.

‘WILLIAM AND YOYO HAVE NO WORRIES, EXCEPT FOR THOSE HITCHING POSTS’. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 23 October 1968, p. 8.

‘HARD TIMES HIT THE HOSTELRY OF ALDERMAN GARGINI’. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 30 October 1968, p. 8.

‘SHOW PIECE TERRANCE PRATCHETT AVENGERS IN SHINING CARDBOARD ARMOUR’, Mid-Week Free Press, 6 November 1968, p. 4.

‘NO MISER – BUT FOR HIM MONEY IS A WAY OF LIFE’. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 6 November 1968, p. 8.

‘MISSENDEN’S BELLS MAY SOON BE SILENT’. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 13 November 1968, p. 8.

[‘THE EAST SLATE MONEY FORGERS’], The Bucks Free Press, 15, 22, 29 November 1968, p. 5.

‘HOW PLEASANT TO BE SANTA CLAUSE’. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 20 November 1968, p. 8.

‘MAN WHO HAS BROUGHT SPORT TO DISABLED’. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 27 November 1968, p. 8.

‘IT IS SLIGHTLY SINISTER – THIS CRAZY NOAH’S ARK’. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 4 December 1968, p. 8.

‘THE PRINCE AND THE PARTRIDGE’, The Bucks Free Press, 6, 13, 20 December 1968, p. 5.
This last issue, headed ‘A very merry Christmas to all from Uncle Jim’, contains a large illustration of the pear tree containing all the characters in the song.
Reprinted, with introductory note and the illustrations, in A Blink of the Screen, London: Doubleday, 2012, pp. 40-47, and in the American edition, pp. 22-28.
Reprinted, under the title ‘The Twelve Gifts of Christmas’, in Father Christmas’s Fake Beard, and other stories, Doubleday, 5 October 2017, pp. 139-62.

‘WHY DEER ARE GETTING BOLDER AND BOLDER THESE DAYS’. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 11 December 1968, p. 8.

‘MR. BUDDELEY’S BOOKSHOP IS DOING WELL’. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 18 December 1968, p. 8.

‘THE ABOMINABLE SNOW-BABY’, The Bucks Free Press, 28 December 1968, 3, 10, 17 January 1969, p. 5.
Reprinted in Father Christmas’s Fake Beard, and other stories, Doubleday, 5 October 2017, pp. 115-38.

1969

‘A BORE-HOLE CORE IS THE LATEST FUN THING’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 1 January 1969, p. 4.

‘BRAVE YOUNG BUCK AT WATERLOO’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 8 January 1969, p. 8.

‘HEALING HANDS BRING PEACE TO MANY’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 15 January 1969, p. 8.

[‘THE NEW MOTORWAY’] The Bucks Free Press, 24, 31 January, 7 February 1969, p. 5.

‘TO TASTE, AND IF THOUGHT FIT, TO APPROVE, THE CHAIRMAN’S SHERRY’. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 22 January 1969, p. 8.

‘LOOK HERE, LET’S GET REALLY UNREASONABLE’. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 29 January 1969, p. 8.

WHEN GERRARDS CROSS WAS THE “BRIGHTON OF BUCKS”‘. By T.P., (Review of Geoffrey Edmonds’ A History of Chalfont St Peter and Gerrards Cross , just republished by Colin Smythe Ltd),  Mid-Week Free Press, 29 January 1969, p. 8.

‘ONCE A JOLLY MILLER….’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 5 February 1969, p. 8.

‘ONWARD TO CHAUCER KEYNES’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 12 February 1969, p. 8.

[‘THE FAMILY IN THE DUSTBIN’], The Bucks Free Press, 14, 21, 28 February 1969, p. 5.

‘NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR TRAINS’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 19 February 1969, p. 8.

‘MAKING MAGIC IS A MALE MYSTIQUE’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 26 February 1969, p. 8.

‘WHY DO WE HAVE TO TOLERATE THIS SPACE-AGE JERRY BUILDING?‘  By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 5 March 1969, p. 8.

‘THE TIME-TRAVELLING CAVEMAN’ (first version), The Bucks Free Press, 7, 14, 21, 28 March 1969, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp. 97-125.

GREAT GROWTH AREA MESS’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 12 March 1969, p. 8.

‘AND AS JUPITER ROSE ABOVE THE MIST’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 19 March 1969, p. 8.

‘THIS IS THE LIFE BY LORD THOMSON’, and ‘DAME REBECCA HATES TO LEAVE’.. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 26 March 1969, p. 8.

‘WOULD YOU WAIT ALL NIGHT FOR A JUMBLE SALE?’ By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 1 April 1969, p. 8.

[‘THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE’], The Bucks Free Press, 3 April 1969, p. 5.

‘NOW WHERE SHALL BE PUT FOURTH LONDON AIRPORT?’ By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 9 April 1969, p. 8.

THE BED-SCRATCHER’, The Bucks Free Press, 11, 18 April 1969, p. 5.
Reprinted in the collector’s edition of The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp. 321-329.

‘FOR LONG DISTANCE “NOSHING” YOU GAIN ON THE ROUNDABOUTS’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 16 April 1969, p. 8.

‘SWING TIME FOR THE GIRLS THANKS TO S.E.T.’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 23 April 1969, p. 8.

‘THE WIZARD OF BLACKBURY UNITED’, The Bucks Free Press, 25 April, 2, 9, 16 May 1969, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp. 163-185.

‘TALKING ABOUT AFFLUENCE’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 30 April 1969, p. 8.

‘THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN, ETC, ETC, ETC.‘ By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press), 7 May 1969, p. 8.

JORDANS – FIFTY YEARS ON’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press), 14 May 1969, p. 8.

‘THE SUCCESS STORY OF A MAN “WITHOUT A MESSAGE”‘. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 21 May 1969, p. 9. Interview with Roald Dahl.  A report by Dalya Alberge about its discovery by Marc Burrows  ‘Dahl’s tip to young Pratchett: most people are nasty’, was published in The Sunday Telegraph on 5 July 2020, p. 13.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/04/untold-story-terry-pratchett-met-roald-dahl/

‘LEMONADE ON THE MOON’, The Bucks Free Press, 23, 30 May, 6 June 1969, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp. 127-143.

‘WHY THE ‘CUNARDER’ IS BERTHED AT QUAINTON ROAD STATION’. By Marcus. Mid-Week Free Press, 28 May 1969, p. 4.

‘HIS LORDSHIP MAKES THE NEWS BUT HIS DOG HITS THE HEADLINES’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 4 June 1969, p. 8.

‘WHEN THE YANKS GO MARCHING HOME’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 11 June 1969, p. 8.

‘THE GREAT SPECK’, The Bucks Free Press, 13, 20, 27 June, 4, 11 July 1969, p. 5.
Reprinted in Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2014, pp. 25-48, in the deluxe edition, pp. 29-52, and in the American Clarion edition, pp.  41-64.

‘PSST – WANT TO HEAR ABOUT A MILITARY SECRET?’ By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 18 June 1969, p. 8.

‘TURN THIS OLD BARN OVER, PUT THE KEEL BACK TO SEA’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 25 June 1969, p. 8.

‘MARCUS MEETS SOME “ANTIS” AND CHATS WITH A PARROT’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 9 July 1969, p. 10.

‘AND WHEN YOU BITE YOUR FINGER YOU’RE FINISHED’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 16 July 1969, p. 8.

‘THE HOLE IN TIME’, The Bucks Free Press, 18, 25 July, 1 August 1969, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp. 145-161.

‘ENJOYING A BIT OF BORDER PEACE IN BUCKS.’ By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 23 July 1969, p. 8.

‘GILL NEVER QUITE APPROVED OF JOSEPH.’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 30 July 1969, p. 8.

‘BEACONSFIELD STUDIO’S £800,000 SHOT IN THE ARM’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 6 August 1969, p. 8.

‘THE SHEEP RODEO SCANDAL’, The Bucks Free Press, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 1969, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2016, pp. 107-30, in the deluxe edition, pp. 119-42, and in the American Harper edition, pp. 78-94.

‘THE BEST LAID PLANS  – HOW TO PROTEST’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 13 August 1969, p. 8.

‘AFTER DORRIDGE, A PALETTE KNIFE FOR JAGO ???‘. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 20 August 1969, p. 6.

‘IT’LL BE A RELIEF FOR THE TRAFFIC – BUT NOT FOR THE LANDSCAPE. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 27 August 1969, p. 8.

‘IN THE SHADOW OF M40 A NATURE TRAIL’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 3 September 1969, p. 6.

‘THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN’, The Bucks Free Press , 5, 12, 19, 26 September, 3, 10, 17, 24 October 1969, p. 5.
Reprinted in Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2014, pp. 273-308, In the deluxe edition, pp. 313-48, and in the American Clarion edition, pp. 271-306.

‘LACEY GREEN, LOOSLEY ROW, POET’S CORNER OF BUCKS YOU KNOW’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 10 September 1969, p. 6.

WITH SUPERSONIC SYMPATHIES TO THE BOARD OF TRADE’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 17 September 1969, p. 6.

‘HOW THREE MONTHS BECAME 30 YEARS FOR PETER COULDRON’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 24 September 1969, p. 8.

‘THE LONELINESS OF A LOUDWATER ARTIST’ – AND HIS FEARS’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 1 October 1969, p. 8.

‘SHOPKEEP DIAL-A-DEBTOR SERVICE’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 8 October 1969, p. 8.

‘THREE POPES TO GO BEFORE WE KNOW IF MALACHY WAS RIGHT’. By Marcus, (Review of The Prophecies of St Malachy & St Columbkille, by Peter Bander, published by Colin Smythe Ltd., and interview with author), Mid-Week Free Press, 15 October 1969, p. 8.

‘MEET THE CHALFONT GROUP WHO WRITE FOR PEACE’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 22 October 1969, p. 8.

‘JETS JUST ABOVE . . . .’  By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 29 October 1969, p. 8.

[‘BLACKBURY TOWN COUNCIL AND THE MAUD REPORT’], The Bucks Free Press, 31 October, 7, 14, 21, 28 November, 5 December 1969, p. 5.

‘AND HOW TALL IS YOUR FAMILY TREE?’  By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 5 November 1969, p. 8.

‘HAVE YOU READ ANY GOOD CHILDREN’S BOOKS LATELY?  By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 12 November 1969, p. 8.

‘THOSE BRAVE NEW TOWN PLANS MAKE ME NERVOUS, By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 19 November 1969, p. 8.

‘DON’T LAUGH AT HER BIKINI – SHE MIGHT BE A WEIGHT WATCHER’, By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 26 November 1969, p. 8.

‘YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A HIPPY TO GO TRANSCENDENTAL’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 3 December 1969, p. 8.

‘THE PEOPLE FOR WHOM ONE DRINK IS ONE TOO MANY’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 10 December 1969, p. 8.

‘GOOD KING WENCES-LOST’, The Bucks Free Press, 12, 19, 24 December 1969, p. 5.
Reprinted in Father Christmas’s Fake Beard, and other stories, Doubleday, 5 October 2017, pp. 73-86.

‘BUT MUST THERE BE SO MUCH GRABBING?’ By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 17 December 1969, p. 8.

‘THE MARCUS ALL-PURPOSE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS CARD’. By Marcus (Illustration, with short descriptive text), Midweek Free Press, 24 December 1969, p. 3.

‘THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 31 December 1969, p. 4.

1970

‘THE WITCH’S VACUUM CLEANER’, The Bucks Free Press, 2, 9, 16, 23 January 1970, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2016, pp. 1-22, in the deluxe edition, pp. 1-22, and the American Harper edition, pp. 1-15.

‘CHITTY, CHITTY, PLAN, PLAN’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 7 January 1970, p. 8.

‘WHEN CONSERVATION CLASHES WITH £.S.D.’ By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 14 January 1970, p. 8.

‘LUCY’S TASTE PROVIDES THE KEY-NOTE’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 21 January 1970, p. 8.

‘THE SURGICAL WAY TO LEAVE YOUR MARK’.  By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 28 January 1970, p. 8.

‘THE BLACKBURY PARK STATUES’, The Bucks Free Press, 30 January, 6, 13, 20 February 1970, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2016, pp. 213-30, in the deluxe edition, pp. 239-56, and in the American Harper edition, pp. 159-72.

‘POET KIERON IS ONE OF THE NEXT WAVE‘. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 4 February 1970, p. 8.

‘IS PRESERVATION A MATTER OF CLASS?‘ By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 11 February 1970, p. 10.

‘AMATEUR ORCHESTRA HAS URGE TO TRAVEL’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press,  18 February 1970, p. 8.

‘KEEPING A HERO CAN LEAD TO A PICKLE’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 25 February 1970, p. 8.

‘AN ANT CALLED 4179003’, The Bucks Free Press, 27 February, 6, 13 March 1970, p. 5.
Reprinted in The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2016, pp. 131-44, in the deluxe edition, pp.145-58, and in the american Harper edition, pp. 95-106.

‘IT REALLY GETS YOU – THIF INFTANT HIFTORY’. By Marcuf [sic], Mid-Week Free Press, 4 March 1970, p. 6.

‘FRED STILL GETS HIS DIPLOMATIC WAY’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 11 March 1970, p. 8.

‘THE DAY BERNARD HAD TO CLOSE A BANK’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 18 March 1970, p. 8.

[‘SAILING TO AMNESIA’], The Bucks Free Press, 20, 26 March, 3, 10, 17, 24 April 1970, p. 5.

‘QUIET FLOWS THE “DONN” AFTER AN EVENTFUL STAY IN BUCKS’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 24 March 1970, p. 8.

‘THE ANIMALS DISAPPEARED FOR NATURE TRAIL OPENING’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 1 April 1970, p. 4.

‘COMING TO TERMS WITH A MAN-MADE COUNTRYSIDE’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 8 April 1970, p. 8.

‘THE PERILS OF THE SUPER MACHINE’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 15 April 1970, p. 8.

‘THE INSIDIOUS GRIP OF “PLANNING BLIGHT”’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 22 April 1970, p. 8.

‘WILL WE GET COMMUTERS FROM EXETER?’ By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 29 April 1970, p. 8.

[‘MR BROWN’S HOLIDAY ACCIDENT’], The Bucks Free Press , 1, 8, 15, 22,  May 1970, p. 5.
It appears that the 29 May issue did not get published – paper shortage being the given reason – and while the ‘Children’s Corner’ in the issue of 5 June contained a list of birthdays, Terry’s last episode of this story did not appear. The 12 June issue started with Terry’s next tale, instead of printing that final episode. Sad.

‘THE MAN WHO CAN AFFORD TO SAY’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 6 May 1970, p. 8.

‘BRINGING INTO LINE WILL COST YOU MONEY’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 13 May 1970, p. 8.

‘HIGH WYCOMBE “PORRIDGE” COULD FEED THE WORLD’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 20 May 1970, p. 1.

‘THE DAILY DECISION ON TAKING VOWS’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 20 May 1970, p. 8.

‘AFTER THIRTY-SIX LONG YEARS THE BURMESE STILL REMEMBER HIM’. By Marcus (On Maurice Collis and his novel The Three Gods, just published by Colin Smythe Ltd), Mid-Week Free Press, 27 May 1970, p. 8.

‘ALL BECAUSE ENOS ?? WAS AN HONEST MAN. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 10 June 1970, p. 8.

[‘SHRINKING MONEY AND THE FINANCIAL WIZARD’], The Bucks Free Press, 12, 19, 26 June, [3], 10, 17 July 1970, p. 5.

‘SCIENCE AND BEAUTY IN SHALL COLLECTING’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 17 June 1970, p. 8.

‘WOULD YOU WANT TO LOSE YOUR VOTE?’ By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 24 June 1970, p. 8.

‘WHAT’S CHALKY, GREEN AND UNDER PRESSURE’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 1 July 1970, p. 8.

‘DON’T MOVE TO LONDON. THEY ARE BRINGING IT TO YOU’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 15 July 1970, p. 10.

‘THERE’S DUST UP AT THE CEMENT WORKS’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 22 July 1970, p. 8.

[‘THE MODEL VILLAGE’], The Bucks Free Press, 24, 31 July, 7, 14 August 1970, p. 5.

‘SO THE HIGH JINKS STAY OFF THE SCREEN’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 29 July 1970, p. 8.

‘NOW TAURUS, IT’S OVER TO YOU. 99TH AND LAST’. By Marcus, Mid-Week Free Press, 5 August 1970, p. 8.
The last piece he wrote under the by-line Marcus until he returned to the paper in 1972.

I include this here as I did not get a definitive statement about it from him, but I doubt it was by Terry.
[MR BROWN’S FARM’], The Bucks Free Press, 21, 28 August, 4, 11, 18 September, p. 5.

On 28 September 1970 Terry left the Bucks Free Press to become a reporter on the Western Daily Press & Times & Mirror in Bristol, where his by-line was Terence Pratchett. As many of his reports would not have carried a reporter’s name, but something like ‘A Western Daily Press reporter’ it is impossible to assess which of these would have been by Terry. The paper’s name has been shortened to Western Daily Press hereafter. Where an article has been written under a joint by-line, this is noted.

‘THE TROUBLE IS THAT NO ONE LOOKS UP AT GARGOYLES, SAYS THE MAN WHO BRINGS STONE ALIVE’, Western Daily Press, 16 October 1970, p. 6.

‘LET RAF FLY IN CONCORDE SAYS SIR MILES [….]’, Western Daily Press, 19 October 1970, p.1.

‘COUNCIL “YES” TO HOMES SALE’, Western Daily Press, 20 October 1970, p. 7.

‘NEW CAR PARK TOO SMALL?’, Western Daily Press, 21 October 1970, p. 7.

‘HERE IS THE BIG HEALTH MENACE‘, Western Daily Press, 22 October 1970, p. 1.

‘THE MAN ON THE BRIDGE. HE STAYS 240FT UP FOR AN HOUR‘, Western Daily Press, 24 October 1970, p. 1.

‘PLAQUE IN MEMORY OF THE DEAD IS STOLEN’, Western Daily Press, 31 October 1970, p. 1.

‘STRIKE “CAN RUIN EXAM CHANCES”’, Western Daily Press, 1 November 1970, p. 1.

‘A DOCK DECISION SOON IS VITAL’, Western Daily Press, 3 November 1970, p. ?1.

‘WELSH TALK OF PICKETS IN THE WEST’, Western Daily Press, 11 November 1970, p.?1.

‘THE GREAT BLACKBURY PIE’, Western Daily Press, 18 November, p. 10, 21 November 1970, p. 11.
Reprinted in Western Daily Press, under the title ‘The Great Pie of Blackbury’, 30 December 1992, p. 13 (although announced in the issue of 24 December with the original title, but inaccurately stating it had been published when he was a WDP reporter in 1969). This and later short stories appeared in the Sunshine Club section.

‘AMMONIA PERIL ON WEST BEACHES’, Western Daily Press, 25 November 1970, p. 1.

‘MR TRAPCHEESE AND HIS ARK’, Western Daily Press, 25 November, p. 10, 28 November 1970, p. 11.
Reprinted in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp. 199-209.

‘THE CODE USED ONLY BY THE FEW’, Western Daily Press, 28 November 1970, p. 1.

‘FLOODS AGAIN. “WERE NOT THE 1968 LESSONS LEARNED?’, By Terence Pratchett & Peter Wells, Western Daily Press, 30 November 1970, p. 1.

‘THE TIME-TRAVELLING CAVEMAN’ (second version), Western Daily Press, 2 December, p. 10, 5 December, p. 8, 9 December, p. 12, 12 December, p. 8, 16 December, p. 10, 19 December 1970, p. 7.
The versions were edited and printed in The Time-Travelling Caveman and Other Stories, Doubleday, 2020, pp. 97-125.

‘LET’S FORGET IT, SAYS GAS BOARD’, Western Daily Press, 4 December 1970, p. 1.

‘PENNY STAMPS ONLY, BY THE YARD’, Western Daily Press, 7 December 1970, p. 1.

‘SCANDAL SAY THE ANGRY PARKERS’, Western Daily Press, 7 December 1970, p. 1.

‘SANDRA MAY NOT WED FOR YEARS NOW‘, Western Daily Press, 10 December 1970, p. 1.

‘THE BLACK HELL OF BRISTOL [FOG] AND A MOTORING POLICEMAN SAYS “I DOUBT IF SOME HAVE ANY INTELLIGENCE AT ALL’, By John Monks and Terence Pratchett, Western Daily Press, 15 December 1970, p. 1.

BUT NOW MARY SEEKS NEW BOSS’, Western Daily Press, 16 December 1970, p. 1.

‘BAC [British Aircraft Corporation] DENIES AIRPORT OFFER TO CAMBRIDIAN’, Western Daily Press, 16 December 1970, p. 5.

‘LULSGATE “RIGHT CHOICE” FOR AIRPORT’, Western Daily Press, 17 December 1970, p. 2.

‘CAVEMEN SERVE A FULL-SCALE FEAST’, Western Daily Press, 21 December 1970, p. 5.

‘ALL LIT UP AND RARING TO GLOW’Western Daily Press, 23 December 1970, p. 7.

‘THE KING AND I, OR HOW THE BOTTOM DROPPED OUT OF THE WISE MAN BUSINESS’, with photo of Terry wearing a costume last used by Herod in a nativity play. Western Daily Press, 24 December 1970, p. 5.

Illustrations by TP for Patrick Kearns’s ‘A Partridge in a Post Box’, Western Daily Press, 24 December 1970, pp. 5 and 6.

‘ROW BREWS OVER BIG BROTHER FILE’, Western Daily Press, 30 December 1970, p. 9.

‘PROD YE A-DIDDLE OH!’, Western Daily Press, 30 December 1970, p. 9, 2 January 1971, p. 7, 6 January 1971, p. 9.
Reprinted in Father Christmas’s Fake Beard, and other stories, Doubleday, 5 October 2017, pp. 37-50.

1971

‘ASH [Action For Smoking And Health] FIGHTS FAILURE OF 10 YEARS’, Western Daily Press, 6 January 1971, p. 1.

‘BLACKBURY FLYER’, Western Daily Press, 9 January, p. 7, 14 January, p. 3, and 16 January 1971, p. 7.

This would appear to have been the last piece of fiction that TP wrote for the Western Daily Press while he worked for it, although he did not leave the paper till about April 1972. – A Marcus item appeared in Mid-week Press in March 1972.

‘ROAD ANGLE COULD KILL, SAY DRIVERS’, Western Daily Press, 11 January 1971, p. 7.

‘TORY HQ FIRE COULD HAVE BEEN ARSON. LUNATIC FRINGE WON’T STOP BILL SAYS MP’, Western Daily Press, 16 January 1971, p. 5.

‘SO THIS LITTLE PIG WENT TO COLLEGE’, Western Daily Press, 25 January 1971, p. 5.

‘”PRIDE AT STAKE” IN POST STRIKE’, Western Daily Press, 2 February 1971, p. 1.

‘THE JOBS IN PERIL: NOW WAIT IS ON’, Western Daily Press, 5 February 1971, pp. 1, 8.

‘THE £3,000 DOG. BUT JOHN TURNS DOWN THE OFFER’, Western Daily Press, 8 February 1971, p. 5.

‘MOTHER GIVES A KIDNEY TO HER SON’, Western Daily Press, 13 February 1971, p. 1.

‘PROBLEM OF CASH AND THE WIFE’S MOTHER’, Western Daily Press, 16 February 1971, p. 3.

‘ANOTHER SOLICITOR FIGHTS THE PLANNERS’, Western Daily Press, 20 February 1971, p. 1.

‘FURY OVER A SECRET HOTEL’, By Richard Collins and Terence Pratchett, Western Daily Press, 26 February 1971, pp. 1, 7.

‘STUDENT JAPE ANGERS VILLAGE’, Western Daily Press, 26 February 1971, p. 5.

‘CHANGES IN THE GORGE HOTEL’, Western Daily Press, 27 February 1971, p. 1.

‘SIX BOATS SUNK BY VANDALS’, Western Daily Press, 1 March 1971, p. 1.

‘CARBON COPY GUN RAID ON BANK‘. By Keith Stooke and Terence Pratchett, Western Daily Press, 2 March 1971, p. 1.

‘WEIGHT DANGER HALTS WORK ON COURTS‘, Western Daily Press, 6 March 1971, p. 9.

‘MET THE NEW BOY, BREAKING INTO TEACHING AS A TOP SCHOOL HEAD‘, Western Daily Press, 8 March 1971, p. 6.
Peter Searle as the new head of St Brandon’s [Girls’] School.

‘THE GORGE HOTEL LOSES ITS STATE GRANT’. By Gary Hicks and Terence Pratchett, Western Daily Press, 18 March 1971, p. 1.

‘DISCOUNT CARD FIRM RUNS INTO TROUBLE’, Western Daily Press, 19 March 1971, p. 1.

‘KEEP RIGHT ONTO THE END’, Book Review of Alfred Watkins’ The Old Straight Track (Garnstone Press), Western Daily Press, 19 March 1971, p. 6.

‘THE WHOLE COMMITTEE WALKS OUT’ [Bitton Development Committee]’, Western Daily Press, 23 March 1971, p. 1

‘CHEDDAR GIPSEY CAMPSITE “IS NOT DEFINITE”‘, Western Daily Press, 1 April 1971, p. 3.

‘WAREHOUSE “INSTEAD OF AIRPORT”’, Western Daily Press, 6 April 1971, p. 5.

‘KATE’S A RULE BOOK WINNER’, Western Daily Press, 19 April 1971, p. 9.

‘COUNTY CRIME HITS A RECORD PEAK‘, Western Daily Press, 29 April 1971, p. 5.

‘THE NEW “BRISTOLIAN” SPEEDS UP BY FIVE MINUTES‘, Western Daily Press, 30 April 1971, p. 1.

This appears to have been the last signed article written for the Western Daily Press before he left the paper. He returned as a sub-editor to the Bucks Free Press the following year.