Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones
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.
This Witch Week book review was written by Floresiensis
All reviews for Diana Wynne Jones's The Chrestomanci Series
The Chrestomanci Series: Book 1
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...
The Magicians of Caprona
The Chrestomanci Series: Book 2
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 ...
The Chrestomanci Series: Book 3
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...
The Lives of Christopher Chant
The Chrestomanci Series: Book 4
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...
The Chrestomanci Series: Book 5
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...
The Chrestomanci Series: Book 6
‘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...
The Pinhoe Egg
The Chrestomanci Series: Book 7
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...
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