How the Marquis Got His Coat Back Paperback
by Neil Gaiman
A Neverwhere short story from one of the brightest, most brilliant writers of our generation - the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning The Ocean At the End of the Lane.
The coat. It was elegant. It was beautiful. It was so close that he could have reached out and touched it. And it was unquestionably his. *** 'Gaiman's achievement is to make the fantasy world seem true' The Times
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 64 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 27/10/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781472235329
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Review by DarthDeverell
In <i>How the Marquis Got His Coat Back</i>, Neil Gaiman continues the Marquis de Carabas' story from the events of his novel <i>Neverwhere</i>. The Marquis' adventures takes him through more of London Below, introducing a two separate cults, one ruled by The Mushroom and the other by Shepherds, as well as the Marquis' brother Peregrine and an old enemy, the Elephant. Gaiman offers a glimpse of how the Marquis defined himself, writing, "The Marquis had known whom he had wanted not to be, when he was a boy...He had, instead, wanted to be elegant, elusive, brilliant and, above all things, he had wanted to be unique" (p. 33).<i>How the Marquis Got His Coat Back</i> originally appeared in the short story collection <i>Rogues</i>, edited by George R.R. Martin. This particular edition will be a joy to fans of Gaiman's work and could serve as a good introduction to new readers, though it does contain minor spoilers for <i>Neverwhere</i>. Currently, it is only available through British booksellers.