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Telegraph | Arts | A writer's life: Neil Gaiman

There is a mythic quality to all Gaiman's work, and it works especially well in his children's books, counterpointed as it is by his very accurate sense of how children think. The eldest of three - he has two younger sisters - he has exactly reproduced the pattern in his own offspring. And that is exactly: not only does he have a son and two daughters himself, but his son is exactly one year, 11 months and five days older than his daughter - the identical gap between Neil and his sister. It smacks of myth; and the memory of experiencing that gap is brilliantly reproduced in The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish: the older brother's attempt to stifle the younger sister; her glee at watching him get into trouble. "I watched Mike and Holly," he chuckles, "and I just remembered it all so well myself."

Neil Gaiman profile, by Dina Rabinovitch, writing in the Telegraph.

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