The life of much-loved fantasy author the late Sir Terry Pratchett will be honoured with a commemorative plaque at Beaconsfield Library next month.

The plaque, will be unveiled at the library, in Reynolds Road, where Sir Terry was a Saturday boy and returned to give talks.

Beaconsfield Town Council has been hoping to install the plaque since after his death two years ago.

Born in Beaconsfield and educated at John Hampden Grammar School in High Wycombe, Sir Terry went on to become a reporter at the Bucks Free Press before going on to make a name for himself as an author.

Former librarian at Beaconsfield Library, and committee member of the Beaconsfield Society, Kari Dorme, welcomed the news, saying it would help make more people aware of the history and heritage of the town.

She said: “I think it is a super idea. He was particularly attached to Beaconsfield Library because he worked there.”

Speaking about why she thinks this is good news for the town, she said: “I think it means that people can become aware of the literary heritage of the town, which I think is very important.

“It is quite exciting. It is good that the initiative has come from the town council.

“It is good that they recognise that history and heritage [are] important.”

A landmark documentary about the legendary author, which was partly filmed at the BFP offices, aired on BBC2 at the weekend, with comedian and Game of Thrones actor Paul Kaye voicing the Discworld writer.

As well as his journey to success the documentary, Terry Pratchett: Back in Black, charted his long battle with Posterior Cortical Atrophy, a variant of Alzheimer’s disease.

The plaque will be unveiled on Tuesday, March 7, at noon. Sir Terry’s daughter Rhianna and Rob Wilkins, MD of the Pratchett estate, will attend the unveiling.