A Kind of Magic

JAQUELINE SAVILLE finds the weird and wonderful in two of Neil Gaiman’s short stories: ‘The detail of the everyday backdrop makes each story feel grounded in reality, there’s an emphasis on how mundane it all is – pension day, gardening, an imagined infidelity, the Yellow Pages – then the whole situation, and more importantly the reader’s expectations, get flipped by the introduction of one piece of weird…’