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Neil Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. His works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.
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Bizarre Romance
Audrey Niffenegger - Mar 20, 2018
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Internationally bestselling author of The Time Travelers Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, and graphic artist Eddie Campbell, of such seminal works as From Hell by Alan Moore, collaborate on a wonderfully bizarre collection that celebrates and satirizes love of all kinds. With 16 different stories told through illustrated prose or comic panels, the couple ...
Neil Gaiman
Dec 07, 2020
It's a wonderful book!      source
A Velocity of Being
Letters to A Young Reader
Maria Popova - Dec 14, 2018
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In these pages, some of today’s most wonderful culture-makers—writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers—reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character. On the page facing each letter, an illustration by a celebrated illustrator ...
Neil Gaiman
Dec 03, 2020
It's a wonderful book...      source
The Norse Myths
Kevin Crossley-Holland - Jul 12, 1981 (first published in 1980)
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Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. The N...
Neil Gaiman
Nov 14, 2020
@anindita_basu My Norse Mythology is good. Penguin book of the Norse myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland is terrific.      source
Dogsbody
Diana Wynne Jones - Apr 12, 2012 (first published in 1975)
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A funny, heartbreaking, stunning book by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones--with an introduction by Neil Gaiman.The Dog Star, Sirius, is tried - and found guilty - by his heavenly peers for a murder he did not commit. His sentence: to live on the planet Earth until he can carry out a seemingly impossible mission - the recovery of a deadly weapon know...
Neil Gaiman
Nov 14, 2020
@nicolajharvey Anything else by Diana Wynne Jones that's right for older kids. Fire and Hemlock, the Chrestomanci books, Dogsbody, and too many to list...      source
Fire and Hemlock
Diana Wynne Jones - Apr 12, 2012 (first published in 1985)
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Polly has two sets of memories...One is normal: school, home, friends. The other, stranger memories begin nine years ago, when she was ten and gate-crashed an odd funeral in the mansion near her grandmother's house. Polly's just beginning to recall the sometimes marvelous, sometimes frightening adventures she embarked on with Tom Lynn after that. A...
Neil Gaiman
Nov 14, 2020
@nicolajharvey Anything else by Diana Wynne Jones that's right for older kids. Fire and Hemlock, the Chrestomanci books, Dogsbody, and too many to list...      source
Conrad's Fate
Diana Wynne Jones - Nov 03, 2008 (first published in 2005)
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Conrad is young, good at heart, and yet is apparently suffering from the effects of such bad karma that there is nothing in his future but terrible things. Unless he can alter his circumstances - well, quite frankly, he is DOOMED.Conrad is sent in disguise to Stallery Mansion, to infiltrate the magical fortress that has power over the whole town of...
Neil Gaiman
Nov 14, 2020
@nicolajharvey Anything else by Diana Wynne Jones that's right for older kids. Fire and Hemlock, the Chrestomanci books, Dogsbody, and too many to list...      source
Lives of Christopher Chant
Diana Wynne Jones - Nov 03, 2008 (first published in 1988)
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Discovering that he has nine lives and is destined to be the next 'Chrestomanci' is not part of Christopher's plans for the future: he'd much rather play cricket and wander around his secret dream worlds. But he soon finds that destiny is difficult to avoid, and that having more than the usual number of lives is pretty inconvenient -- especially wh...
Neil Gaiman
Nov 14, 2020
@nicolajharvey Anything else by Diana Wynne Jones that's right for older kids. Fire and Hemlock, the Chrestomanci books, Dogsbody, and too many to list...      source
Charmed Life
Diana Wynne Jones - Apr 02, 2008 (first published in 1977)
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"There is one absolute rule," said Chrestomanci. "No witchcraft of any kind is to be practised by children without supervision. Is that understood?"No witchcraft? Gwendolen Chant - a gifted witch in the making - has other ideas and is determined to get the better of the great enchanter. Her brother Cat, who has no magical gift, is powerless to stop...
Neil Gaiman
Nov 14, 2020
@nicolajharvey Anything else by Diana Wynne Jones that's right for older kids. Fire and Hemlock, the Chrestomanci books, Dogsbody, and too many to list...      source
The Magicians of Caprona. Diana Wynne Jones
Diana Wynne Jones - Feb 04, 2008 (first published in 1980)
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Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones favourite, featuring Chrestomanci – now a book with extra bits!The Dukedom of Caprona is a place where music is enchantment and spells are as slippery as spaghetti. The magical business is run by two families - the Montanas and the Petrocchis - and they are deadly rivals. So when all the spells start goi...
Neil Gaiman
Nov 14, 2020
@nicolajharvey Anything else by Diana Wynne Jones that's right for older kids. Fire and Hemlock, the Chrestomanci books, Dogsbody, and too many to list...      source
Pinhoe Egg
Diana Wynne Jones - Apr 02, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones favourite, featuring Chrestomanci – now a book with extra bits!Spells always have consequences and it's Chrestomanci's job to make sure everything is safely under control. Even so, in the village around Chrestomanci Castle, all sorts of secret magical misuse is going on. And when Cat Chant finds the Pinh...
Neil Gaiman
Nov 14, 2020
@nicolajharvey Anything else by Diana Wynne Jones that's right for older kids. Fire and Hemlock, the Chrestomanci books, Dogsbody, and too many to list...      source
Witch Week
Diana Wynne Jones - Aug 01, 1993 (first published in 1982)
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There are good witches and bad witches, but the law says that all witches must be burned at the stake. So when an anonymous note warns, Someone in this class is a witch, the students in 6B are nervous - especially the boy who's just discovered that he can cast spells and the girl who was named after the most famous witch of all.Witch Week features ...
Neil Gaiman
Nov 14, 2020
@nicolajharvey Anything else by Diana Wynne Jones that's right for older kids. Fire and Hemlock, the Chrestomanci books, Dogsbody, and too many to list...      source
Stone Cage by Nicholas Gray Stuart
The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin
Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise by Katherine Rundell
Wisconsin Death Trip by Michael Lesy
Everybody Died So I Got A Dog by Emily Dean
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Land of the Green Man by Carolyne Larrington
Bleak House by Gill Tavner
Paco et Mozart by Magali Le Huche
Paco et Vivaldi by Magali Le Huche
Paco et le rock by Magali Le Huche
Paco et le jazz by Magali Le Huche
Paco et l'orchestre by Magali Le Huche
Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees
Horns by Joe Hill
ALEC by Eddie Campbell
Views by Roger Dean
Archer's Goon by Diana Wynne Jones
Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe