/ Key title A splendid, new, magical adventure from Diana Wynne Jones, set in the worlds of Chrestomanci! / Magical, focused marketing and publicity campaign / Interviews, features and reviews in national press, on television and radio / Series of exclusive nationwide events and signings / Targeted advertising campaign in fantasy magazines / On-line campaign -- banner ads from teacher / librarian sites, competition-linked banner ads from nick.co.uk / Full point of sale material, including repackaged Chrestomanci backlist: Charmed Life, The Magicians of Caprona, Witch Week, The Lives of Christopher Chant and Mixed Magics / Competition: Harry Potter, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett
Diana Wynne Jones spent her childhood in Essex and has been writing fantasy novels for children since 1973. With her unique combination of magic, humour and imagination, she has been enthralling children and adults with her work ever since. 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. She is married with three sons, and lives in Bristol with her husband.
"CONRAD'S FATE is quintessential Chrestomanci -- funny, smart, twisty, exciting, tricky, delightful and always perfectly magical." Neil Gaiman For DWJ: "!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 "Truly magical -- guaranteed to leave you gasping -- even hotter than Potter" The Bookseller For The Merlin Conspiracy: "The characterisation is first rate, the ideas are fabulous ! This is fantasy at its most inventive -- canny, funny and far-reaching." The Telegraph "A curiosity shop of a book ! a pleasure to lose yourself in." The Sunday Times "The Merlin Conspiracy is Wynne Jones on top form ! [her] powerful narrative and her ability to create extraordinary charachers with real emotions make her more than a worthy rival to J K Rowling." Financial Times "A must for all Wynne Jones fans, past, present and future." Limited Edition