Author Topic: Diana Wynne Jones  (Read 25616 times)

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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2008, 06:54:00 pm »
I just found out that Diana Wynn Jones has written a new book in her Howl's Moving Castle universe. It's called House of Many Ways and Amazon has it due to come out on June 10, 2008. I read an interview about it and she said that the idea for the book came from multiplying laundry, but that that only features in it a little. I'm super excited!!! ;D

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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2008, 06:57:15 pm »
Thank you, dgsholam!  I really enjoy this woman's work.  You go along at the beginning, all normal, and then something just not normal* happens, & the characters simply cope, and it gets stranger and sillier, and more fun.


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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2008, 03:54:51 pm »
I have been re-reading all my DWJ books and I am going to have to buy more ::) they are soothing and that's what I need right now :-\

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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2008, 10:20:34 am »
You guys mentioned that "Howl's moving castle" has a sequel called "Castle in the air". Did you know that this year there is another sequel out called "House of many ways"? I just put a hold on it from my libary, it's 'On order' so I am not sure if it really out yet. I thought you guys might like to know about it. 

.... Darn after I posted this I realized that someone already mentioned it .... serves me right for not looking at all of the post's first :D
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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2008, 04:36:53 pm »
I hope this works.  I found a loldog of Sirus as a puppy!  Ok, that didn't work, I'll just have to post the link in my usual messy way.
"http://ihasahotdog.com/2008/12/16/cute-puppy-pictures-stop-tickles/"



 

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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2010, 02:35:24 pm »
"The Pinhoe Egg" is a recent addition to the "Chrestomanci" universe, and I believe the title of the latest from "Howl's Moving Castle" world(s) is "House of Many Doors" or something to that effect.
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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2010, 06:12:07 pm »
House of Many Ways. 

And it was splendid.  :D
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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2010, 07:49:31 pm »
Sorry, I saw the title at the top of the page just now; I was trying to bump the thread up.  I haven't gotten to read that one yet.
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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2010, 08:47:55 pm »
I finally gave in and bought every single one of DWJ's books (other than the ones for younger kids).
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The only two books I need to get/read are CHANGEOVER (which is out of print) and ENCHANTED GLASS (the new book that came out this year).
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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2010, 09:01:47 pm »
Does Changeover have a different title in other editions/countries?  I don't recognize the name.  I know that "Black Maria" was printed under "Aunt Maria" in the US.
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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2010, 09:20:02 pm »
I don't think so. Changeover was DWJ's first published book. It's a little unpolished I hear but it is also one of the two books she lists as "for adults" in her website. Since the other book is Deep Secret (my all time fave), I'm very curious.

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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2011, 08:44:24 am »
My sister posted on my facebook wall today that DWJ has passed away. I've been looking around online for confirmation, the most I've found is various blogs posting the same thing and link this site as a source: http://www.sfsite.com/news/2011/03/26/obituary-diana-wynne-jones/

My sister wouldn't lie to me about something like this (she loves her work too), so assuming this is true it truly is a loss, I loved her Chrestomanci series.
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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2011, 08:53:14 am »
It does seem to be true. The wikipedia entry has been updated, saying that she died today at age 76.
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Re: Diana Wynne Jones
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2014, 03:37:10 pm »
http://www.google.com/doodles/  Howl's Moving Castle doodle for her 80th birthday.
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