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Fragile things

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: London : Headline Review, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a Locus Award-winning tale, the members of an excusive epicurean club lament that they've eaten everything that can be eaten, with the exception of a legendary, rare, and exceedingly dangerous Egyptian bird ... Such marvelous creations and more?including a short story set in the world of The Matrix, and others set in the worlds of gothic fiction and children's fiction?can be found in this extraordinary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fantasy fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Gaiman
ISBN: 9780755334124 0755334124 0755334132 9780755334131 9780755334148 0755334140
OCLC Number: 68771082
Description: 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A study in Emerald --
The fairy reel --
October in the chair --
The hidden chamber --
Forbidden brides of the faceless slaves in the secret house of the night of dread desire --
The flints of memory lane --
Closing time --
Going Wodwo --
Bitter grounds --
Other people --
Keepsakes and treasures --
Good boys deserve favours --
Strange little girls --
Harlequin valentine --
Locks --
The problem of Susan --
Instructions --
My life --
Feeders and eaters --
Diseasemaker's croup --
Goliath --
Pages from a journal found in a shoebox left in a greyhound bus somewhere between Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Louisville, Kentucky --
How to talk to girls at parties --
The day the saucers came --
Sunbird --
Inventing Aladdin --
The monarch of the glen.
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'Immensely entertaining ... Combines the anarchy of Douglas Adams with a Wodehousian generosity of spirit' * Susanna Clarke * 'Gaiman has a deft touch for suprise and inventiveness, and there are Read more...

 
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