Neil Gaiman says: â€˜The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a novel of childhood and memory. It’s a story of magic, about the power of stories and how we face the darkness inside each of us. It’s about fear, and love, and death, and families. But, fundamentally, I hope, at its heart, it’s a novel about survival.â€™
Jane Morpeth says: â€˜The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a truly wonderful novel from a genius storyteller, which is at once moving, magical and terrifying. We will be publishing it in July next year in hardback, ebook and audio and I canâ€™t wait for everyone else to have the opportunity to read and love it as much as I do.
2013 will be an extremely eventful year for Neil Gaiman, author of critically acclaimed and bestselling novels American Gods, Anansi Boys, Neverwhere and Stardust, and many other award-winning works.
In addition to publication of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, a new picture book Chuâ€™s Day will be published by Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing at the start of 2013, followed by a childrenâ€™s book for older readers later in the year. There is the eagerly anticipated prequel mini-series to his seminal comic book series The Sandman. Neil is also scripting a new episode of Doctor Who to be screened in 2013, having written the multi-award winning 2011 episode â€˜The Doctor’s Wifeâ€™. Neverwhere is to be dramatised across two platforms on BBC Radio Four and BBC Radio Four Extra in the spring. HBO is developing six seasons of a television version of Neil Gaimanâ€™s 2001 novel American Gods.