I have found that, in general, I prefer Pratchett's novels involving the Witches of Lancre to those involving the denizens of Ankh-Morpork. Other fans' mileage may vary.In this particular installment of the Discworld series, Pratchett pits the aforementioned witches against the elven lords and ladies who have come to Lancre. The elven Queen plans to marry King Verence -- who has different plans, as he is affianced to the youngest of the witches.Much hilarity ensues, as is often the case with these books. The more you have read, the more you will like Pratchett's work. In this case, knowing the legends behind Morris dancing, the tale of Tam Lin and other British folk stories will make "Lords and Ladies" just that much better.