Goodbye, Diana Wynne Jones

March 28, 2011

Great British fantasy writer, Diana Wynne Jones, died of cancer on Saturday, March 26.

The Locus obiturary states some things that I did not know:

Born August 16, 1934 in London, Jones studied at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, from 1953-56 (where she attended lectures given by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien), graduating with an English degree. She started her writing career as a playwright, and three of her plays were produced in London between 1967 and 1970.

Other places to read:

I have enjoyed so many of her books, The Dalemark books, Howls moving castle, Tough guide to fantasylandThe homeward bounders, but I think that my favorite is Fire and Hemlock.

What is your favorite book?

via Shelf Awareness

posting by Lorraine


2 Responses to “Goodbye, Diana Wynne Jones”

  1. Becky Says:

    I too read many of her books. My favorite was Howl’s moving castle. It ‘s so hard to have a romance with an attractive wizard when a witch has turned you into an old woman.

  2. Andrea Says:

    I love her stories. The characters become real to you and when the book ends you miss them like you miss friends. She was an amazing author and I will surley miss her wonderful stories.

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