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One More Post For Diana Wynne Jones Month

I figured I would do one more post for Diana Wynne Jones month.

Last year in August would have been Diana’s 80th birthday and Google decided to put up a little animated graphic for her birthday. 128 more words


Literally challenged: marching forward

It’s nearly the end of March and I reckon it’s virtually time for an update on that 2015 Reading Challenge. For newcomers, this is my attempt to use a Goodreads list of fifty-two cues to help push me out of my literary comfort zone. 292 more words


Fire and Hemlock, by Diana Wynne Jones

Fire and Hemlock (goodreads) is based on two Scottish ballads: Tam Lin and Thomas the Rhymer. I keep forgetting what Thomas the Rhymer is about, but you can hear a version of Tam Lin by Fairport Convention… 1,321 more words

Science Fiction / Fantasy

Ladies and Lasses of DWJ #3: Anthea "Awful" Sykes

One of the things I’m realizing in my reread project is that the girls and women in Diana Wynne Jones, whether they’re heroes or villains, are all the sort that I like to find in my fiction – messy, flawed, contradictory, real. 436 more words

Thinking Out Loud


I first encounted the Discworld – via (perhaps inevitably) The Colour of Magic – when I was eight years old. I remember being fascinated and delighted by the descriptions of the city of Ankh Morpork and fell in love immediately (I was a strange eight year old). 740 more words


Pages Cels Stories: Howl's Moving Castle

“A fickle heart is the only constant in this world”

Once upon a time, fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones was visiting a school, where a boy made a simple request: write a book called “ 5,727 more words


Twists in the tales

Diana Wynne Jones editor
Hidden Turnings
Douglas Hill, Tanith Lee, Robert Westall, Garry Kilworth, Lisa Tuttle, Diana Wynne Jones, Mary Rayner, Geraldine Harris, Helen Cresswell, Emma Ball, Roger Zelazny, Terry Pratchett… 1,229 more words