Diana Wynne Jones Charmed Life HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 2007 (1977)
Orphans, one spiteful,
one open-hearted, effect
magic, then mayhem!
The first of the Chrestomanci books to be published but the third in order of chronology, … 520 more words
Diana Wynne Jones Conrad’s Fate
HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 2006 (2005)
In the English Alps
Conrad tries to change his fate.
Conrad’s Fate is a first-person narrative by the eponymous Conrad Tesdinic, a boy who lives in a world where England is geologically still attached to continental Europe, in an alpine town called Stallery dominated by the slightly sinister Stallery Mansion. 424 more words
The Four Grannies is one of the stories DWJ wrote for younger readers, and have been reprinted in the Freaky Families omnibus with the short story “Aunt Bea’s Day Out.” As the titles of both the omnibus and the story will clue you in, this is another story of children dealing with annoying adults/family members. 381 more words
Illusions of Fate is officially my new favorite book. I am in love. Obsessed. And heartbroken it is a stand-alone and only 275 pages long. Et cetera. 769 more words