Posts tagged with diana-wynne-jones

Dec 6 2022

Holiday Gift Idea 1: The Folio Society edition of Howl's Moving Castle


We're kicking off our annual gift guide with something I wish someone would buy me: this staggeringly gorgeous (and, alas, equally expensive) Folio Society edition of Diana Wynne Jones's modern classic Howl's Moving Castle. Seriously, the high-pitched noise I made when I first saw this book scared my cat...

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Apr 1 2011

Silver linings

While I'm still totally bummed over the death of Diana Wynne Jones, I was pleased to note that her publishers are sitting on two yet-to-be released books. According to the author's official websi...

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Mar 31 2011

Diana Wynne Jones: 1924 to 2011

I was deeply saddened to learn that Diana Wynne Jones, author of the Chrestomanci books, Howl's Moving Castle, and about a thousand other insanely awesome and profoundly weird children's and YA fa...

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Apr 1 2010

Get well soon, Ms. Jones

We are very sorry to hear that Wordcandy favorite (and Howl's Moving Castle author) Diana Wynne Jones is suffering from cancer, and is currently undergoing both chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Fan...

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Sep 22 2009

Grossly unfair

Speaking of upcoming book releases, there seem to be a huge number of Wordcandy books coming out this fall/winter, many of which come as a pleasant surprise (and an overdue reminder that we need t...

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Apr 22 2009

A new Diana Wynne Jones novel for 2009?

AWESOME. Ms. Jones's official website says that readers can expect a brand-spanking new Diana Wynne Jones novel in 2009. The story will be called Enchanted Glass. The site describes it as a "stand...

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May 6 2008

House of Many Ways

Behold, the cover art for the upcoming Diana Wynne Jones release: Thank you, fine people at HarperCollins Children's Publishing! I see they're selling it as a sequel to Howl's Moving Castle (even...

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Sep 5 2007

Lucky, lucky English people.

The Sadler's Wells Theatre in Islington is staging a ballet adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones's novel Black Maria*. Here's their official description:Thirteen year old Mig’s family head to Cranbury...

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Apr 16 2007

Diana Wynne Jones news!

According to her homepage, the great Diana Wynne Jones's current work-in-progress will feature a guest appearance from Wizard Howl, the hero of Howl's Moving Castle (and a bit player in Castle in ...

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Mar 21 2007

The Game, by Diana Wynne Jones


There’s nobody quite like English fantasy writer Diana Wynne Jones. Her novels feature bizarre subject matter, but she writes with such relaxed assurance that her worlds instantly feel familiar...

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Oct 16 2006

More Diana Wynne Jones!

I was pleased to discover that Penguin Books has just reprinted Diana Wynne Jones's wickedly funny The Tough Guide To Fantasyland. Jones's book is presented as a mock guidebook, complete with map...

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Oct 11 2006

The Pinhoe Egg, by Diana Wynne Jones


I was thrilled to learn that Diana Wynne Jones was writing another book for her Worlds of Chrestomanci series. Her previous effort, 2005’s Conrad’s Fate, was funny and surreal, a tongue-in-cheek Upstairs/Downstairs farce with some dreamlike fantasy thrown in...

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Jan 13 2005

Deep Secret, by Diana Wynne Jones


Please note: the plot of Diana Wynne Jones's novel Deep Secret is convoluted, the characters are slow to develop, and Jones's conception of magic is not the usual whiz-bang Harry Potter-style acti...

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Aug 11 2004

Diana Wynne Jones

I read The Lives of Christopher Chant and Charmed Life as a child, loved them, and then lost track of the author. Re-discovering Diana Wynne Jones as an adult has been a delight. While I find th...

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