I love Neil Gaiman’s books and this is one of my (many) favourites. I felt like reading something I love after a few duds and even though I’ve read this at least once before, my memory is so bad that I almost get the experience of reading it for the first time again! This is a beautiful story about memory and family and magic and love. It’s rich with layers of meaning and beautiful writing and characterisation, like all of Gaiman’s work. It’s one of those ‘young adult’ books that truly resonates with readers of any age (at least the right kind of reader – which I hope is not me being snobby or judgmental, I just mean that everyone has different tastes and different types of book that get to them). I look forward to it being long enough in the past that I can have the experience of reading it ‘for the first time’ again!