A perfect novella of dark magical grace. Perhaps Gaiman's most satisfying fiction yet. Doesn't try to do too much, just tells a tale of youth and the dark dangerous side of fairy magic. Will appeal to fans of Gaiman and fans of urban fantasy. Also anyone who enjoys bittersweet tales of youth but can step away from realism.
Sean really likes the books in our history section and is always happy to give a recommendation.
For me, a lifelong appreciation of magic and adventure started with C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, of which no book is more important than The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Quick, effortless and exciting reads. A good start before taking on Alexander, Pullman, Cooper, Tolkien and Rowling.
The perfect novel. It has elements of historical fiction, coming of age, father/son dynamics, romance, mystery, goth, books as culture, as well as writing craftsmanship.
A partially true story of two very different lives in Victorian Britain. Bigotry, unintentional racism, class warfare and a peek into the very private life of a very public author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.