It dawned on me that tennis stars were perfect models of heroes – all kinds of heroes – folk tale, myth, comicbook, and above all modern fantasy. And I found myself attending closely and thinking very hard indeed.
For a start, they all had that larger-than-life quality. They stood out among…
Chrestomanci in one of his dressing gowns. And yes, I did post an earlier version of this drawing in the beginning of my tumblr career but this one is (if I may say so) greatly improved! :)
Books more people should read
» A Tale of Time City by Diana Wynne Jones «
Time City - built far in the future on a patch of space outside time - holds the formidable task of overseeing history, yet it’s starting to decay, crumble …. What does that say for the future of the world … for the past … for the present? Two Time City boys, determined to save it all, think they have the answer in Vivian Smith, a young Twenty Century girl whom they pluck from a British train station at the start of World War II. But not only have they broken every rule in the book by traveling back in time - they have the wrong person! Unable to return safely, Vivian’s only choice is to help the boys restore Time City or risk being stuck outside time forever.
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“Diana Wynne Jones is that kind of writer, some one who makes her characters real, and the family situations are always funny and very realistic, and the magic is of the kind that everyone wishes they had when they are young.”
Diana Wynne Jones Now this edition of Author You Should Be Reading is as much for myself as it is for you, dear reader. This is because, though I’ve read and re-read and re-read HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (read our review here), THE GAME, and FIRE AND HEMLOCK, I have yet to delve into her other books! Of which there are 40! So may this edition of AYSBR serve as a reminder to all of us to get our butts in gear! First, a bit on Diana Wynne Jones, plucked from her website: Diana Wynne Jones was born in London, where…
Cressida Cowell on books to make children laugh out loud, cry on the pages and want to be a hero.
Three guesses who one of her favorite authors might be, and the first two do not count.
Just finished my third re-read of Diana Wynne Jones’ Hexwood. After copious notes, and much skipping back to refer to my bookmarks, i think i finally understood all of it this time! Next stop: Fire and Hemlock for a fifth read!
Oh, I can relate to this! — sdn