Just reading a short interview with Neil Gaiman over on the Telegraph website and this bit caught my eye:
But his parents were typically kind and enabling, rather than the nightmarish adults he portrays. When he was 13, he asked for a shed for his birthday — and they bought him one.
- Every kid should have a shed.
- If you buy your kid a shed, do not be surprised when he becomes a comic-book writer.
- There’s definitely a correlation between shed-usage and awesomeness. Roald Dahl had one (tiny picture here); so did Philip Pullman. (But he traded it in for a huge house.)