Written by Diana Wynne Jones
Part of the Essential Modern Classics Series
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The Chrestomanci series, of which Charmed Life is the first, provides a wonderful first step to the world of magical fantasy. Written by one of THE pre-eminent English fantasy writers, Diane Wynne Jones back in 1977, it remains original, enchanting and addictive even now. Charmed Life is followed by three further Chrestromanci novels - The Magicians of Caprona, Witch Week and The Lives of Christopher Chant. Each of them will be devoured with equal enthusiasm. Characters are brilliantly described and the intriguing plots will have your imagination running riot and you guessing right up to the final denouement. Charmed Life is a must for fans of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. In a word, captivating.
Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones
Welcome to the world of Chrestomanci, where magic is as common as mathematics! Everybody says that Gwendolyn Chant is a gifted witch with astonishing powers, so it suits her enormously when she is taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Her brother Eric (better known as Cat) is not so keen, for he has no talent for magic at all. However, life with the great enchanter is not what either of them expects, and sparks begin to fly!
... Publishers Weekly Truly magical - guaranteed to leave you gasping - even hotter than Potter The Bookseller Diana Wynne Jones could teach Stephen King and JK Rowling a thing or two ... [she] has a skill for inserting just the right amount of detail in her written words, leaving you satiated but not stuffed. SFX
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