I’ve been reading Neil Gaiman’s work for over a quarter of a century, making me feel far older than I feel. From his Sandman days, through other DC projects like Black Orchid (Dave McKean’s original artwork of the final page hangs in my hall) onto his liason with Terry Pratchett, his podcasts and graduation speeches. He is a unique talent, a master story teller for adults and children alike, someone keen to share his skill of the craft. I bought this book for my teenage daughter, so was surprised to find it in the store’s 9-11 section. She loved it, and so did I, proving this is an ageless classic, and one to be enjoyed by oldies and children for generations to come.