Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones
(A Chrestomanci Book)

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A bewitching comic fantasy by a master of the supernatural

Cat doesn't mind living in the shadow of his sister, Gwendolen, the most promising young witch ever seen on Coven Street. But trouble starts brewing the moment the two orphans are summoned to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Frustrated that the witches of the castle refuse to acknowledge her talents, Gwendolen conjures up a scheme that could throw whole worlds out of whack.

 

About Diana Wynne Jones

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Diana Wynne Jones (www.leemac.freeserve.co.uk) was the multiple awardwinning author of many fantasy novels for children, teenagers, and adults. Her book Howl's Moving Castle was made into an Academy Award–nominated major animated feature by Hayao Miyazaki. She received the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Married to the medievalist J. A. Burrow, with whom she had three sons, she lived for many years in Bristol, the setting for many of her books. Diana Wynne Jones passed away in March 2011, after a long illness.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by Greenwillow Books. 224 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Omnibus paperback editions combine two Chrestomanci novels in each volume: Charmed Life and The Lives of Christopher Chant make up The Chronicles of Chrestomanci: Volume I; Volume II has The Magicians

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Omnibus paperback editions combine two Chrestomanci novels in each volume: Charmed Life and The Lives of Christopher Chant make up The Chronicles of Chrestomanci: Volume I; Volume II has The Magicians

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Omnibus paperback editions combine two Chrestomanci novels in each volume: Charmed Life and The Lives of Christopher Chant make up The Chronicles of Chrestomanci: Volume I;

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At just over 200 pages, Charmed Life left me definitely wanting more, though it's clearly a book aimed at children and accessible from relatively early age: there is little in Charmed Life that can't be enjoyed by children as young as 6 - if the parent has willingness to read it to them.

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Fantasy Literature

in fact it’s rather sad, with only a trembling sort of hopefulness in our main character that will induce readers to seek out other Chrestomanci books: Witch Week, The Magicians of Caprona, The Lives of Christopher Chant and Mixed Magics, an anthology of short stories.

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Soon Chrestomanci, a mysterious and powerful man who knew their parents, invites the children to come and live in his castle.

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Christian Review of Books

Jones’s books—an effortless flow that keeps me turning pages, a wit that makes me laugh out loud, and wonderful, cringe-worthy catastrophes that make me both wince and chuckle.

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