The BBC writers have the occasional moment of sheer genius. In this story about Terry Pratchett’s search for a cure for his Alzheimer’s there is one such moment of refined understatement.

…Pratchett has a rare form of the disease called posterior cortical atrophy, in which areas at the back of the brain begin to shrink and shrivel.

The author will tell the conference he is prepared to go to extreme lengths in order to beat the disease.

He will say: “Personally, I’d eat the arse out of a dead mole if it offered a fighting chance. …””


Worthy of the Master himself. :- )

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