Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones

(9.0/10)

Witch Week is a book I remember with both much fondness and much pleasure. I found I connected with this book immediately and Wynne Jones writing held me spellbound throughout. The locations and the characters felt real and my imagination was fired by everything I read.

For those who have read and loved the Harry Potter novels it should be mentioned that these books appeared almost two decades earlier and while different they both contain that 'magic element' that makes them so accessible and so much fun.

Like the very best children's book this can be read and enjoyed by all ages. Highly recommended, these books have not aged and could well be timeless.

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All reviews for Diana Wynne Jones's The Chrestomanci Series series

Charmed Life

by Diana Wynne Jones

Orphans Eric Chant (nicknamed Cat) and his sister Gwendolen, a gifted witch, are whisked away to live in a castle with Chrestromanci, a much-revered man of magic, wealth an [...]

Series: The Chrestomanci Series: Book 1
Published: 1977

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | positive reader reviews

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The Magicians of Caprona

by Diana Wynne Jones

Tonino is the only person in the famous Montana household who wasn't born with an instinct for creating spells, but he has other gifts. His ability to communicate with [...]

Series: The Chrestomanci Series: Book 2
Published: 1980

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | positive reader reviews

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Witch Week

by Diana Wynne Jones

When the note, written in ordinary ballpoint, turns up in the homework books Mr Crossley is marking, he is very upset. For this is Larwood House, a school for witch-orphans [...]

Series: The Chrestomanci Series: Book 3
Published: 1982

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | positive reader reviews

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The Lives of Christopher Chant

by Diana Wynne Jones

Think of a world, almost like our own but a little more genteel and old-fashioned, where magic and witchcraft is as common as mathematics - but just as dangerous in the wro [...]

Series: The Chrestomanci Series: Book 4
Published: 1988

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | positive reader reviews

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Mixed Magics

by Diana Wynne Jones

The Stealer of Souls combines the inhabitants of Chrestomanci Castle during Charmed Life and one of the young characters from The Magicians of Caprona to great effect, crea [...]

Series: The Chrestomanci Series: Book 5
Published: 2000

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | positive reader reviews

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Conrad's Fate

by Diana Wynne Jones

‘It’s your fate – this wretched bad karma of yours – that’s the problem,’ said Uncle Alfred. ‘Unless you put right what you did wr [...]

Series: The Chrestomanci Series: Book 6
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | positive reader reviews

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The Pinhoe Egg

by Diana Wynne Jones

Spells always have consequences and it's Chrestomanci's job to make sure everything is safely under control. Even so, in the village around Chrestomanci Castle, all [...]

Series: The Chrestomanci Series: Book 7
Published: 2006

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | positive reader reviews

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Dogsbody

by Diana Wynne Jones

A powerful being fights for his life within the body of a humble, earthbound puppy. Sirius, immortal Lord of the Dog Star and infamous for his quick temper, cannot believe [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1975

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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A Tale of Time City

by Diana Wynne Jones

When Vivian is evacuated from London in 1939, she expects to be staying in the countryside. Instead, she is whisked away to Time City – a place that exists outside ti [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1987

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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