Friday, July 27, 2012

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

“There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It's the other house - the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.”

It’s unlikely that you haven’t heard of Neil Gaiman’s fabulous children’s dark-fantasy novel, Coraline, or seen the film. It really is a creepy story – a modern day fairy tale. But did you know that it’s ten years old this year? In celebration, Bloomsbury is re-issuing Coraline, again with illustrations by Chris Riddell. There is the regular hardcover at £12.99 plus a signed limited edition (signed by both Gaiman and Riddell) at £25.00.  Due in the bookshops next month.

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