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Smoke and Mirrors : includes 'Chivalry', this year's Radio 4 Neil Gaiman Christmas special

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***This short fiction collection includes 'Chivalry', this year's Radio 4 Neil Gaiman Christmas Day special, starring Glenda Jackson and Kit Harington. This is the story of Mrs Whitaker, who finds the Holy Grail in a charity shop.***

Open your mind to one of the brightest, most brilliant writers of our generation...

'Gaiman is god in the universe of story' - Stephen Fry

'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman' - George R. R. Martin

An elderly widow finds the Holy Grail beneath an old fur coat. A stray cat fights and refights a terrible nightly battle to protect his unwary adoptive family from unimaginable evil. A young couple receives a wedding gift that reveals a chilling alternative history of their marriage...

These tales and much more await in this extraordinary book, revealing one of our most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers.

Includes extra material exclusive to this Headline Review edition.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 30mm | 280g
  • Headline Review
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0755322835
  • 9780755322831
  • 25,888

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An elderly widow finds the Holy Grail beneath an old fur coat. A stray cat fights and refights a terrible nightly battle to protect his unwary adoptive family from unimaginable evil. A young couple receives a wedding gift that reveals a chilling alternative history of their marriage. This book includes these tales and more.
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'A very fine and imaginative writer' * The Sunday Times * 'Exuberantly inventive' * Kirkus Reviews *
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About Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the No.1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of books, graphic novels, short stories, film and television for all ages, and is known for creating extraordinary worlds beyond imagination. He has been awarded numerous literary honours and many of his books have been made into films and adapted for TV and radio. In recent years, Neil wrote and was the showrunner for a critically acclaimed television adaptation of Good Omens, the seminal novel he co-authored with the late Sir Terry Pratchett. He has also written two episodes of Doctor Who and appeared in The Simpsons as himself.

In 2017, Neil became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. He received a Doctor of Letters from the University of St Andrews, is a Professor in the Arts at Bard College and is a Royal Society of Literature fellow. Born in the UK, Neil now mostly lives in America, and travels all around the world every year appearing at festivals, events and conventions.
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71,027 ratings
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2 4% (2,866)
1 1% (1,028)

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This is the kind of book you won't let go till you 've read it all! The stories are so different from one another in style and context. Great ideas and amazing imagination, it's inspiring! Most stories are so strong that they get stuck in your head for a long time!show more
by ARGIRO KAISERLI
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