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Black Maria By Diana Wynne Jones

Black Maria
by Diana Wynne Jones

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A magical classic novel from the Godmother of British fantasy, Diana Wynne Jones.

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Black Maria by Diana Wynne Jones

A magical classic novel from the Godmother of British fantasy, Diana Wynne Jones.

On the surface, Great Aunt Maria seems like a harmless old lady.

But when Mig and her family go to visit, they soon learn that Aunt Maria rules Cranbury-on-Sea with a rod of sweetness that's tougher than iron and deadlier than poison. Life revolves around women's tea parties, while grey-suited men behave like zombies and clone-like children fade into the background.

Mig is convinced that Aunt Maria must be a witch, but who will believe her? Maybe the ghost who haunts the downstairs bedroom holds the key . . .?

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Black Maria Reviews


"Diana Wynne Jones ought to be crowned with coloured garlands because she is the best writer of magical fantasy for children in this country" - Evening Standard

"Diana Wynne Jones is, quite simply, the best writer of magic there is, for readers of any age." - Neil Gaiman

"...Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humour, plenty of magic and imaginative array of alternate worlds. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is present in all of her novels,
a sense of urgency that links Jones's most outrageous plots to her readers' hopes and fears..." Publishers Weekly

About Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011) spent her childhood in Essex and began writing fantasy novels for children in the 1970s. With her unique combination of magic, humour and imagination, she enthralled generations of children and adults with her work. She won the Guardian Award in 1977 with Charmed Life, was runner-up for the Children's Book Award in 1981 and was twice runner-up for the Carnegie Medal.

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Black Maria by Diana Wynne Jones
Diana Wynne Jones
Used - Very Good
HarperCollins Publishers
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