"A quest story drawing on a rich vein of Japanese mythology for inspiration. I read this over and over, renting it out from our local library. Hard to get hold for years but has recently been released."
"Utter lunatic comic genius-again like gold dust, although the first two were recently re-published. Have a devoted fan base inc Neil Gaiman. Almost impossible to read aloud as provoke helpless laughte"
"I found these too melancholy, too eerie when very young but rediscovered them aged 12. Her depictions of human frailties and foibles as projected onto the inhabitants of Moominvalley are heartbreaking"
"Extremely powerful books. I rediscovered them this year and was atonished at their depth and accomplishment. Also exist as very fine audio books, masterfully narrated by Alex Jennings. Title book best"
"Good books about magic draw on an unimaginably vast body of knowledge that has accrued around this philosophical system for millennia. A belief in magic is as fundamental to our existence as language."