Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones classic award-winning favourite, featuring Chrestomanci - now a book with extra bits! Everybody says that Gwendolyn Chant is a gifted witch with astonishing powers, so it suits her enormously when she is taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Her brother Eric (better known as Cat) is not so keen, for he has no talent for magic at all. However, life with the great enchanter is not what either of them expects and sparks begin to fly! Winner of the Guardian Award.
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(197mm x 130mm x 21mm)
HarperCollins Children's Books
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Book Review: Essential Modern Classics by Diana Wynne Jones - Reviewed by cosminxU (28 Jan 2010)
"charmed life" is my first encounter with the wonderful diana wynne jones, and i'll definitely be continuing my journey through her chrestomanci series. her characters are lovely and flawed (and her villains are full of arrogance and self-importance, as well as being plain evil!), and the story is full of great humour and heart, while also being twisty-turny and interesting. what a fabulous new author discovery this is for me - can't believe it's taken me so long to find her!!
Author Biography - Diana Wynne Jones
Diana Wynne Jones spent her childhood in Essex and has been writing fantasy novels for children since 1973. With her unique combination of magic, humour and imagination, she has been enthralling children and adults with her work ever since. 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. In November 2007 she was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Fantasy Association. She is married with three sons, and lives in Bristol with her husband.