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When Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys came out last year, I requested a review copy, as usual, but alas it never arrived. So a few weeks ago I thought I'd give it another go and ask for the recently-released paperback for my summer books round up (can you feel the sense of entitlement already? I'm afraid it's going to get worse...). Anyway, to my amazement, they sent a copy straight away - and then a few days later, they sent another. So now I had two! And this gave me the opportunity to be incredibly decadent. For now I could have different copies of a book for different floors of the house. Well, both of them.

Yes, no more carrying a book up and down the stairs for me! Now I had an upstairs copy (for reading in bed, the bath and - let's be honest - on the loo) and a downstairs copy (for reading about the ground floor of the house and for taking out with me to read on the bus). I have now finished the book and the spare copy is going to daegaer , but it was very handy while it lasted.

Oh, and the book was great too. I first noticed Patsington in the libary back in the mists of time because he was reading a Sandman collection, so Neil Gaiman's work will always have a special place in my heart (also, I interviewed him once and he was absolutely lovely, earning him a coveted place on my list of Memorably Entertaining and Charming Interviewees).

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