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A Tale of Time City

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

My rating: 5 of 5

Like many other children in 1939, Vivian Smith is on her way to the countryside to stay with her cousin while the bombing is going on in London. 426 more words

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Creema di Leema

The world of Creema di Leema:

“It was about an hour before dark when we made our next move. We were both sorry to go. The Esplanada was just starting to  liven up for the night. 128 more words

Backlist Bonus: Howl's Moving Castle

by Diana Wynne Jones
YA Fantasy
5 of 5 stars

This author creates some of the most original and vivid fantasy worlds and characters that I’ve ever encountered.  555 more words


Well-read favourites

Confession time: I’m a terrible reader. I’m always buying and excited to read new books, but time and time again, when I get a spare moment to read, I fall back into the comfort of books I’ve read many times before. 493 more words


"The Fat Wizard" by Diana Wynne Jones

I’m not sure what is it about “The Fat Wizard”, which goes generally like many of the short stories in Unexpected Magic, that makes me less impressed than usual. 477 more words


Puss in Boots, Diana Wynne Jones

I like this innovative presentation of a short story. One pound for this nice little thing. It’s a good idea, I wonder if it paid? I don’t know the original story that well, so can’t comment on Jones’ adaptive choices. 222 more words

Lessons Learned from Diana Wynne Jones: The Pseudo-Sequel

Except where Chrestomanci is concerned, I usually find that the end of the book is the end of the important things I have to say about the central character. 717 more words