Author Neil Gaiman unveils new Portsmouth road name

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WONDERFUL, silly, funny and nice. Those were the words used by world-famous author Neil Gaiman to describe how it felt to have a road in Southsea named after his latest book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

The author, who grew up in Southsea, unveiled the new sign yesterday on a small road west of Canoe Lake which previously didn’t have a name. Neil, whose book currently tops the New York Times Best Seller List, said: ‘The majority of the people who pass this road will probably not know anything about me or my book. They will just see it and then the ocean at the end of the lane and smile.’ He is the author of Stardust - which was turned into a film starring Michelle Pfeiffer - and Coraline.

Author Neil Gaimannow has a road named after him -  ' The Ocean at the End of the Lane  - at the western end of Canoe Lake in Southsea'' ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (132290-7653)

Author Neil Gaimannow has a road named after him - ' The Ocean at the End of the Lane - at the western end of Canoe Lake in Southsea'' ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (132290-7653)