Three boys named Bunty, Happy and Lucky, study in a London school. They fall in love with three young girls. The boys then happen to meet Rubina, a very attractive young lady who is married to Khan. Rubina leads the boys down the garden path and tells them that her husband is very troublesome and that if they killed him for her, they could all have a good time. The boys make several unsuccessful attempts to kill Khan. Finally, they are ready to admit their failure and unwillingness to carry out the crime. But they discover that Khan has really been murdered and that they are the accused in the homicide case.
At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax,.
Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
As Rincewind involuntarily becomes a guide to the naive tourist Twoflower, they find themselves forced to flee the city of Ankh-Morpork to escape a terrible fire, and begin on a journey across the Disc.