Neil Gaiman talks to Terry Pratchett. And Pratchett reads odd stuff.
To be a writer is to read - and whenever Terry and I talk we compare reading matter. 'I'm reading A Midwife's Tale: the Life of Martha Ballard Based on her Diary, 1785-1812 edited by Laurel Ulrich,' says Terry. 'Martha Ballard was a real-life Granny Weatherwax. She was a good midwife but you don't read it for that. You read it for the other things you can learn from it: about how a colonial settlement was run by the women while the men were away at war, and the men thinking that they were making all the decisions and running the country when in fact they weren't. I'm also reading Six Thousand Years of Bread: its Holy and Unholy History, and a history of false teeth.'
A history of bread. And a history of false teeth. Yet, it makes sense, somehow.