Wasps in the Beehive

This is going to be about Terry Pratchett. But it will also be about the much more trivial matter of who rules us and what we can do about it. Due to the things I want to say, there will certainly be spoilers, particularly about the Terry Pratchett novels “Guards! Guards!”, “Witches Abroad” and “Lords …

Good Omens, or, What’s the worst that could happen?

There are certain books that, if they did not in literal fact save my life, felt as if they did. Back in 1987, I had just started at University, and I happened by chance (ah, but was it?) to buy an omnibus volume of novels by the almost forgotten Victorian comic writer F. Anstey. It …

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