Stardust

Stardust

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A FAIRY TALE FOR EVERYONE.

'Beyond all the borders that divide us, there is a place of infinite possibilities and pure magic. I think of Neil Gaiman as a writer who wears the key to that land around his neck - the key to Storyland' ELIF SHAFAK

'Gaiman describes the indescribable' SUSANNA CLARKE

'A tonic for these turbulent times' IRISH TIMES

THE ACCLAIMED, ENCHANTING FILM ADAPTATION STARS ROBERT DE NIRO, CLAIRE DANES, RUPERT EVERETT, MICHELLE PFEIFFER AND MANY MORE FAVOURITES...

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'I wanted to write a story that would feel, to the reader, like something he or she had always known' NEIL GAIMAN

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At the dawn of the Victorian era, life moves leisurely in the sleepy village of Wall.

Young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester and, to win her love, vows to bring her a star they see fall from the night sky.

It is an oath that sends him over the town's ancient wall and into the mysterious land of Faerie - a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining . . .

NEIL GAIMAN.
WITH STORIES COME POSSIBILITIES.

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**Includes 'Wall, A Prologue', reading-group discussion questions and an interview with Neil Gaiman**
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 186g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0755322827
  • 9780755322824
  • 1,318

Review Text

In prose that dances and dazzles, Gaiman describes the indescribable: the eerie colours, ravishing scents and dangerous laughter of Faerie Susanna Clarke
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A very fine and imaginative writer * The Times * 'Gaiman has a rich imagination...and an ability to tackle large themes' * Philip Pullman *
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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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Rating details

377,164 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 38% (143,101)
4 39% (146,610)
3 18% (68,522)
2 4% (13,945)
1 1% (4,986)

Our customer reviews

Having read Good Omens and being impressed, I was disappointed with Smoke and Mirrors in places, BUT Stardust lifted my spirits again. His characters are believable (even the dead ones), his style of writing lets the eye flow over the words, leaving your imagination to paint its own images. A story well structured, well told and grounded in enough reality to maintain the interest of non sci-fi/fantasy readers. Stardust has been made into a film (sadly the film never lives up to the book), so read this before a film spoils it! I really really enjoyed this book, I have not read Anasi Boys (yet) so I can not compare it, but on its own it stands up well. What have you got to lose? This may help you find your heart's desire.show more
by Mr D Lewis
Boy goes on quest to prove to girl that he is worthy. The story has a somewhat standard beginning but is far from ordinary. Another fantastic book from a master storyteller. Life is the journey not the destination and so it is with this book. This is a wonderful journey that holds your attention and draws you into the world that Neil Gaiman has created. Highly recommended.show more
by steve sabine
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