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Diana Wynne Jones

  • 5 stars across 59 books

    Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011) spent her childhood in Essex and began writing fantasy novels for children in the 1970s. With her unique combination of magic, humour and imagination, she enthralled generations of children and adults with her work. She won the Guardian Award in 1977 with Charmed Life, was runner-up for the Children's Book Award in 1981 and was twice runner-up for the Carnegie Medal.

    3rd November 2008

    Charmed Life

    Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones classic award-winning favourite, featuring Chrestomanci - now a book with e... More

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    1st October 2006

    The Skiver's Guide

    Skiving is getting out of things you do not want to do. It is shirking work and avoiding all boring things. It is a skil... More

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    26th February 2015

    The Islands of Chaldea

    The brand new and final novel from the magical pen of `the Godmother of Fantasy', Diana Wynne Jones; co-authored with ... More

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    2nd January 2001

    Wild Robert

    In the grounds of Castlemaine is a peculiar mound, hidden by yew trees. People say it's the grave of Wild Robert... ... More

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    2nd October 2000

    Mixed Magics

    Glorious rejacket of the story collection set in the worlds of Chrestomanci. The stories featured in thi... More

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    5th March 2009

    House of Many Ways

    A chaotically magical sequel to Howl's Moving Castle. Charmain Baker is in over her head. Looking after ... More

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    4th December 2000

    Eight Days of Luke

    There seemed nothing odd about Luke to begin with - except perhaps the snakes. If they were snakes, that is... David w... More

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    1st December 2003

    The Ogre Downstairs

    Diana Wynne Jones at her finest - family feuds and chaos, magic with hilarious results and some of the most original i... More

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    5th August 2010

    Enchanted Glass

    A brilliant, intricate and magical novel from the Godmother of British fantasy. When Andrew Hope's magician grandfather ... More

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    5th June 2000

    A Tale of Time City

    When Vivian is evacuated from London in 1939, she expects to be staying in the countryside. Instead, she is whisked aw... More

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