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Diana Wynne Jones

  • 4 stars across 60 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.

    2nd April 2007

    Charmed Life

    Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones classic award-winning favourite, featuring Chrestomanci - now a book 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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    5th March 2009

    Howl's Moving Castle

    In this beloved modern classic, young Sophie Hatter from the land of Ingary catches the unwelcome atten... More

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    3rd November 2008

    The Lives of Christopher Chant

    Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones favourite, exploring the childhood of Chrestmanci - now a book with extra... More

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    4th February 2008

    Witch Week

    Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones favourite, featuring Chrestomanci - now a book with extra bits! ... More

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    6th December 2012

    Conrad's Fate

    A magical adventure from Diana Wynne Jones, set in the worlds of Chrestomanci! Conrad is young, good at ... 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 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 o... More

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