THE EXTRAORDINARY FIRST NOVEL BY THE MASTER OF STORYTELLING
ACCLAIMED BBC RADIO 4 DRAMATISATION WITH ALL-STAR CAST INCLUDING JAMES MCAVOY, NATALIE DORMER, DAVID HAREWOOD, SOPHIE OKONEDO AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
'Prose that dances and dazzles . . . Gaiman describes the indescribable' SUSANNA CLARKE
'It's virtually impossible to read more than ten words by Neil Gaiman and not wish he would tell you the rest of the story' OBSERVER
'Much too clever to be caught in the net of a single interpretation' PHILIP PULLMAN
'I love doors. Anything that leads to possibilities' NEIL GAIMAN
Under the streets of London lies a world most people could never dream of.
When Richard Mayhew stops to help a girl he finds bleeding in the street, his unremarkable life changes in an instant.
This act of kindness leads him to a place filled with murderers and angels, pale girls in black velvet, a Beast in a labyrinth and an Earl who holds Court in a tube train. It is strangely familiar yet utterly bizarre.
Here is London Below, the city of people who have fallen between the cracks. And for Richard Mayhew, it's just the beginning.
WITH STORIES COME POSSIBILITIES.
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It was a pleasure to be taken on a journey through the worlds of London Below and London Above. I could not recommend this more.
Excellent listen! Great concept and amazing plot twists! Never knew what was about to happen next! Unpredictable and addictive!
I usually avoid writers reading their own work like, well Mr Croup, but gave this a go and am very glad I did. This book gave me great entertainment over several days whilst I was decluttering my house and loft, and I would recommend it to anyone with no hesitation. The narrator made the baddies so bad they made my heart actually jump, he obviously relished playing these characters, but having said that, all the characters came to life in their own way. My favourite is the Marquis, I hope we meet him in other stories. The pace of the story hardly let up for a minute and its one of those works where you feel immediately at home so well is the sense of place presented. A very good pruchase.