Woofy's Rushed Read For Typhoon Haiyan Appeal - The Graveyard Book

It was 31st October 2008 and I joined the line and Neil Gaiman signed The Graveyard Book - twice and I read it twice and I'll read it again and again because I have both editions but we are letting this one go (as soon as Woofy has finished reading it).

Author For The Philippines is raising money with an online auction in aid of the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal. Bidding opens 8am Wednesday 13th November and will close 8pm Wednesday 20th November (both GMT).

The Graveyard Book By Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell
ISBN 9780747569015

Because we love it so, we're letting Chris Riddell's illustrated edition go. It hurts because it is my most prized 1st edition, double-signed by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell in 2008. It won the Carnegie Medal in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration - the first time a book has made both shortlists for 30 years.

I had no intention of parting with it, even though Chris joked at the time that I'd be able to sell it on ebay in future as it didn't have my name in it.

But it has theirs in it and I hope it raises lots of money for aid in the Philippines. It's the least we can do.


Oh and while you're here - click over to the auction now - you can even bid to be a character in a book!

Auction update:

Comments: 2 (Discussion closed)
  • #1

    Juliet Clare Bell (Wednesday, 13 November 2013 12:17)

    Thanks, Sue. Hope it raises lots of money. I've donated a picture book manuscript review plus hour-long post critique Skype chat (usual price £70) and there's loads of amazing stuff up there. I won't mention the one I've bid on already as I'll lose my bid but it's great.... Get bidding everyone...

  • #2

    Sue Eves (Wednesday, 13 November 2013 19:57)

    I'm delighted and astonished with the bids so far - it is a rare book. Good luck with your manuscript review donation - the post critique Skype chat is a great idea too!