1984 was a tough year for Billy and his family. Billy's mother had recently died and his father was struggling to cope. Their village in the frozen north of England was remote and economically stricken. The region's primary mode of employment – the meat mines – had been broken in two by the government's political brinksmanship. They had no money. Things were desperate. Life was grim.
Billy's father knew how cruel the world could be, and he wanted to toughen Billy up to prote
Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals is out today. To mark the occasion, here's a story I liked that didn't quite make the cut. Liam Neeson woke up. He sat upright and rubbed his head. As he looked around, dazed, he realised that this was not his home. Instead, all around him was mile after mile of empty nothingness. "Hey, is that Liam Neeson?" called a voice from behind him. "I think it is," replied a second voice. Liam Neeson turned around and, to his surprise, he saw Louis