Author thinks PortsmouthÂ is a '˜wonderful place' as it offers his books for free
AN author whose magical novel is available for free at community centres andÂ libraries has described Portsmouth as '˜a wonderful place'.
Neil Gaiman's fictional taleÂ Stardust can be picked up from any Portsmouth City Council library or community centre as part of the Portsmouth City Read.
The aim is toÂ inspire Portsmouth people to read and talk about the book during September and October.
When Portsmouth Libraries put the information onÂ Twitter, the author replied: '˜This is why Portsmouth is a wonderful place'.
Cllr Steve Pitt, cabinet member for culture leisure and sport at Portsmouth City Council, said: '˜ThisÂ is a great opportunity to try new literature and we're delighted to be featuring this enchanting book. I've been a Neil Gaiman fan since reading Neverwhere but I haven't readÂ StardustÂ yet, so I will be joining in the Portsmouth City Read myself.'
Books are available while stocks last.