Charmed Life

Charmed Life

Book - 1977
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Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones classic award-winning favourite, featuring Chrestomanci - now a book with extra bits!

Everybody says that Gwendolyn Chant is a gifted witch with astonishing powers, so it suits her enormously when she is taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Her brother Eric (better known as Cat) is not so keen, for he has no talent for magic at all.

However, life with the great enchanter is not what either of them expects and sparks begin to fly!

Winner of the Guardian Award.

Publisher: HarperCollins ; London : Macmillan, 1977.
ISBN: 9780007255290
Branch Call Number: J JON


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May 02, 2018

Before JK Rowling caught the fancy of an entire generation with her tales of boy wizards fighting dark lords, there were stalwarts like Diana Wynne Jones quietly churning book after book full of magic and mayhem. A must read if you like the fantasy genre.

Jan 07, 2016

Loved this book and all the others. A must read no matter the age (my 16 year old sister loves this book).

Mar 16, 2015

Absolutely wonderful and original. The story is quick and fun, with perfect character flaws and insights. Great!

vpl_childrens Aug 15, 2014

Because of her exceptional magic skills, Gwendolen is used to being the center of attention. But when she and her brother Cat are sent to live with Chrestomanci, a powerful and mysterious enchanter, Gwendolen is treated like just another student! When Gwendolen decides to use her magic to show everyone just how important she really is, Cat must find a way to set things right, before it's too late.

Nov 08, 2012

My only complaint about this book is that it is too short.

dragongirl Oct 16, 2010

A bewitching book that kids who liked Harry Potter should try!

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