R.I.P Diana Wynne Jones

March 27th, 2011

The wonderful Diana Wynne Jones, author of the Chrestomanci series (amongst many others) has died. She is one of my all-time writing heroines. If you love children’s fantasy and you haven’t read her books yet, you are in for a treat. Go to the library, your local bookshop or wherever and start reading her IMMEDIATELY. The world has lost a wonderful author and a fine and funny imagination.

If you’d like to read about her extraordinary childhood, she has written about it here.

And here is a very fine obituary from Neil Gaiman.

5 thoughts on “R.I.P Diana Wynne Jones

  1. Romi says:

    I adore the Howls Moving Castle Series; she was an amazing writer.

    1. Lian says:

      Yes. Have you read ‘Hexwood’? That’s terrific too. And I notice that she’s got a couple out that I haven’t yet read, so I’m off to the bookshop this week to see if I can find them. One is ‘The Game’ and the other is ‘Enchanted Glass’.

  2. Romi says:

    no, is it in a series?

    1. Lian says:

      No, it’s one of her stand-alone YA/Adult books. It’s been out for ages – no idea if it’s still in print or not.

  3. Romi says:

    Oh, I’ll look into it; thanks!

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