In the current climate of lockdowns, tiers system, and other government doom and gloom echoing around us, Lord Lindum’s Anus Horribilis is a rare ray of satire for us all to relish. Set in Lincolnshire, the elderly yet comical Lord Lindum, accompanied by his family retainer Fiskerton, charter the previous eleven months from Christmas of 2019. Ian Thomson evokes the most poignant memories of 2020 from the first lockdown, the stepping down of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and to the cheerful melancholy of V.E. Day via the irascible aristocrat that is Aubyn Xerxes Arbuthnot Evelyn De’ath who possesses the unique gift of finding humour in what has been an Annus Horribilis for us all. If you’re in need of a good laugh, look no further.