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I wanted more,
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I have loved Diana Wynne Jones' books ever since I first discovered them, and have devoured each eagerly as it's come out. I'd really looked forward to this - particularly as it will presumably be her last, following her sad death earlier this year. (Unless, maybe, perhaps, there is one still in the pipeline from her publishers.) "Earwig and the Witch" is vintage Wynne Jones, funny, quirky, intelligent and magical BUT, and it's a big but, it is very very short and clearly aimed at younger children. My 7 and 8 year olds will love it, but I'd hoped for something with a much older target - me! Her teen novels such as "Homeward Bounders" are superb - enthralling and brilliantly conceived and written. This is great for its target readership but I had wanted more.