Her name was Lady Lilith de Tempscire, although she had answered to many others in the course of a long and eventful life. And that was something you learned to do early on, she’d found. If you wanted to get anywhere in this world – and she’d decided, right at the start, that she wanted to get as far as it was possible to go – you wore names lightly, and you took power anywhere you found it. She had buried three husbands, and at least two of them had been already dead.
Terry Pratchett – Witches Abroad
I needed more of Granny and the gang after the rather heavy and horrific read of Shirley Jackson’s account of the Salem Witch Trials.