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The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar, Neil Gaiman
  

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'I owned it for five years before reading it, then lent my copy to someone I thought should read it, and never got it back. Do not make either of my mistakes. Read it now, and then make your friends buy their own copies. You'll thank me one day' Neil Gaiman

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The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar, Neil Gaiman

Morag and Heather, two eighteen-inch fairies with swords, green kilts and badly dyed hair fly through the window of the worst violinist in New York, an overweight and antisocial type named Dinnie, and vomit on his carpet. Who they are, how they came to New York and what this has to do with the lovely Kerry - who lives across the street, and has Crohn's Disease, and is making a flower alphabet - and what this has to do with the other fairies (of all nationalities) of New York, not to mention the poor repressed fairies of Britain, is the subject of this book. It has a war in it, and a most unusual production of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and Johnny Thunders' New York Dolls guitar solos. What more could anyone desire from a book?

Reviews

Read it now, and then make your friends buy their own copies. You'll thank me someday. -Neil Gaiman The funniest writer in Britain today. - GQ

Millar offers fiercely funny (and often inebriated) Scottish fairies, a poignant love story, cultural conflicts, and the plight of the homeless in this fey urban fantasy. - Publishers Weekly (starred review) Undeniably brilliant. - The Guardian (UK)


About the Author

Martin Millar was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but has lived in London for a long time. He has written a lot of things - novels and plays and short stories and articles. As Martin Scott, Millar writes the Thraxas series of books; the fist novel in this series won the World Fantasy Award in 2000.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2011

Author

Martin Millar, Neil Gaiman

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journal.neilgaiman.com

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Publisher

Piatkus Books an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Fantasy

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780749954208

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