pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Mon Dec 13 20:38:36 EST 2004
On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
> The working title for *Good Omens* was *William -- The Antichrist*,
> but the Crompton Estate baulked and wouldn't allow it.
On Tue, 14 Dec 2004, Sally Odgers wrote:
> Fancy an estate being able to block a title because of one name! I
> can understand if it had been "Pollyanna", so, which was invented
> for a specific book... but WILLIAM?
It's not just the William, it's the entire title. There are quite a
few William books called 'William -- The [something]'; it's a
recognisable wossname of the series.
And since Messrs. Gaiman and Pratchett were clearly using it precisely
*because* it was a recognisable wossname of the series...
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."
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