Her eyes were rather beautiful, but few people ever noticed this, and it was widely believed Maddy was ugly, a troublemaker, too clever for her own good, too stubborn – or too slack – to change. (Joanne Harris, “Runemarks”) We all love labels don’t we? It’s as though the whole world falls into categories – countries can be described as first, second or third world. All manner of objects like clothing, shoes, cars, sunglasses and endless numbers of other items that all fall into categories of some sort or another that we label and lust after, or irreverently dismiss out of hand. We have our ‘favourites’ and our ‘not so favourites’.