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DWJ is one of the very best children's writers. So sad that Enchanted Glass is her last book.,
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This review is from: Enchanted Glass (Hardcover)
As those readers in the know will say, before JK Rowling, there was Diana Wynne Jones. I've only discovered DWJ a few years ago and has since gobbled up all her books. I love both authors but in terms of richness of imagination and a writing which conveys a wonderful sense of the obscure (for isn't magic about hidden things?), DWJ wins hands down in my opinion.
Enchanted Glass had me glued to the very end. It's a wonderful blend of action, humor, mystery and 'fresh' kind of magic.
EG is up there with the Chrestommanci series- among my favorites.
It's a shame that her works have not been marketed so well in the U.S. Everyone I've recommended DWJ to loves her. But I must add that those friends tend to be Anglophiles which perhaps eases them more readily into her stories.
I ordered this from the UK because at that time US release was many months away and I was impatient. Ordering from Amazon UK to US is always a breeze and most items arrive within a week.