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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman is one of my all-time favourite authors. His books are varied; comedy, supernatural thriller, children’s fable, graphic novel; but one thing is certain, the content will be beautiful, exciting and surprising. This latest takes the form of a fictional memoir that is almost a fairytale. Its gentle style creeps up on you until suddenly you are tangled deep in the story and do not want to escape. A true shining diamond of a book. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like Neil Gaiman you might also like to read books by Michael Marshall Smith, Clive Barker and Terry Pratchett.


The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

A special Christmas edition of the Sunday Times bestseller. WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2013 BOOK OF THE YEAR Dive into a magical novel of memory and the adventure of childhood, from one of the brightest, most brilliant writers of our generation. It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive. There is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defense is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang. THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark.


'told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out.' Mid-West Times

About the Author

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the acclaimed and award-winning author of the novels American Gods, Stardust, Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards, his work has been adapted for film, television, and radio, including Stardust (2007) and the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated animated feature film Coraline (2009). He has written scripts for 'Doctor Who' and collaborated with Terry Pratchett, and The Sandman is already established as one of the classic graphic novels. As George R. R. Martin says, 'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman'.

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5th November 2015


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Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group


272 pages


Literary Fiction
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