Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones favourite, featuring Chrestomanci - now a book with extra bits! The Dukedom of Caprona is a place where music is enchantment and spells are as slippery as spaghetti. The magical business is run by two families - the Montanas and the Petrocchis - and they are deadly rivals. So when all the spells start going wrong, they naturally blame each other. Chrestomanci suspects an evil enchanter; others say it is a White Devil. Or maybe a different kind of magic is needed to save Caprona...
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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.Review:
"...Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humour, plenty of magic and imaginative array of alternate worlds. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is present in all of her novels, a sense of urgency that links Jones's most outrageous plots to her readers' hopes and fears..."Publishers Weekly "Truly magical - guaranteed to leave you gasping - even hotter than Potter"The Bookseller "Diana Wynne Jones could teach Stephen King and JK Rowling a thing or two ... [she] has a skill for inserting just the right amount of detail in her written words, leaving you satiated but not stuffed." SFX
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # PL01544566B
Book Description Red Fox. Book Condition: Very Good. 1987. Paperback. Good clean copy with light wear. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # KCD0038264
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR006944753
Book Description Red Fox, 1987. Book Condition: Very Good. 1987. Paperback. Good clean copy with light wear. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # KCD0038264
Book Description Arrow Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Good. 0099542803 tears to spine. Bookseller Inventory # TT0087378
Book Description BEAVER BOOKS(ARROW BOOKS), LONDON, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. REPRINT. Moderate wear/rubbing on cover edges. Lightly tanned pages. Clean, tight pages. Strong binding. No inscriptions. A novel in the Chrestomanci series. Location: TSA1 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 015565