Neil Gaiman book talk

Fantasy writer Neil Gaiman is coming to Ely, in association with Topping and Co. bookshop, to celebrate the publication of his new book, 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane'. Magical, strange and very readable, Gaiman is known for books such as Coraline and Stardust (both made into movies), has co-written with the likes of Terry Pratchett and Michael Reaves, and has also written a number of graphic novels, largely working with illustrator Dave McKean.
On Amazon, the following description of the new book is given: "It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it.
His only defence is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang."
Hugely popular author, so probably an idea to book in advance, tickets can be be purchased from Topping and Co book shop on Ely High Street or at www.toppingbooks.co.uk. Tickets are £10 and are valid for the £10 off the purchase of the new book, and a glass of wine! Neil will sign copies of his new book, plus one other most loved book, on the night. Arrive 6.45pm for 7.30pm start.
Sure to be an evening to remember!

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  • Peter C

    We're currently in the _long_ queue opposite Wildwood

    August 20, 2013

  • Georgina B.

    Topping and Co emailed details today to say they expect a queue before doors open at 6.45. I'll be there at around 6.40 to queue. I will try to keep seats but will be tricky so would be great if anyone else can meet me in the queue to help!
    Thanks :)

    August 19, 2013

    • Peter C

      I'll try and find you in the queue, although it's going to be a long one! When I collected my tickets earlier, they said over a thousand people were going. They're issuing raffle tickets to determine where people sit and when they can get books signed.

      August 20, 2013

    • Georgina B.

      Sounds like we won't all be sitting together in that case, sorry guys!

      August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be stopping by the book talk, but I live right by the cathedral, so I'd be up for joining you folks for a drink afterward if anyone's up for that on a Tuesday night.

    August 19, 2013

  • Heidi

    Got my ticket today so definitely coming to this one :)

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Georgina B.

    Just finished the book, it was fabulous, thoroughly recommend it

    July 13, 2013

  • Georgina B.

    I have one free ticket to the event, reply to this message if you would like it!

    June 26, 2013

    • Nicky S.

      Hello Georgie, I would like this and am happy to give you the money, esp as I already owe you for a cinema ticket :)

      June 26, 2013

    • Georgina B.

      It was free so no cost :)

      June 26, 2013

  • Heidi

    Will attend if I can get a ticket before they sell out:)

    1 · June 26, 2013

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