The Diamond in the Window not only made me a reader, it made me a writer too (for adults, so far). A mystery, a quest, a magical adventure rooted in the reality of small-town New England life it's one of the most exciting and funny books ever written. I'm THRILLEd it's reprinted, having pestered UK bookshops for years to see if it's still around. For anyone who hasn't read it, Eleanor and Edward live with their Aunt Lily and batty Uncle Fred, a former Trancendentalist philosopher. Neither has got over the mysterious disappearance of the Indian Prince Krishna, who disappeared along with Ned and Nora, their younger brother and sister. But Eleanor and Edward start to discover what went wrong when they sleep in the attic window with a "diamond" in it. Their dreams, at first pleasant, of finding Prince Krishna's treasure, turn into nightmares in which they can be really hurt. The best thing about this novel is that it introduces children to complex ideas about nature and morality, while remaining completely thrilling. I read it recently to my own eight year old and now my six year old is also hooked. I'm going to buy it for all the children I love. Please, please reprint The Swing in the Summerhouse too!