The Lives of Christopher Chant – Chrestomanci 4

‘I can’t do magic, sir’, Christopher said. 'So can’t a lot of people. Some are born that way,’ Dr. Pawson bawled. 'Do better than that, Chant. Show me. Don’t do some magic and let me see.’ Yes yes yes! Here, at the end of February, we have made it to my absolute favourite Diana Wynne … Continue reading The Lives of Christopher Chant – Chrestomanci 4

Mimi’s Picnic Parlour (Edinburgh)

It's unbelievable but true. Dear reader, I kid you not. The weather here has been really nice lately! The sun was out all day and it was not too wet for once, which combined with my new job makes me giddy for spring time! To prematurely celebrate spring (which will probably actually take another half … Continue reading Mimi’s Picnic Parlour (Edinburgh)

The Magicians of Caprona – Chrestomanci #2

Wooh, welcome to the second installment of Chrestomanci month*! So if you follow us on Facebook, or Twitter, or Instagram (we are so modern and down with it), you may have noticed that this post came with its own personal drama. Don't worry though, the creative juices are flowing, and the book is still fresh in my mind! Also … Continue reading The Magicians of Caprona – Chrestomanci #2

Charmed Life – Chrestomanci #1

Wait, is that Hogwarts? Why yes, yes it is. Welcome to Februari on the blog, where we'll be going through one of the best fantasy quartets ever: Diana Wynne Jones's Chrestomanci series. Diana Wynne Jones was a brilliantly funny, creative and engaging children's fiction writer, and she is definitely not famous enough. This was one talented lady, and … Continue reading Charmed Life – Chrestomanci #1