Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011) spent her childhood in Essex and began writing fantasy novels for children in the 1970s. With her unique combination of magic, humour and imagination, she enthralled generations of children and adults with her work. 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.
"...a delightful sampler of her originality and imagination, with small unexpected touches." Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times Culture, Children's Book of the Week "There's a nice helping of magic and some brisk upbeat sentiment in this crisply written story... How the feisty Earwig outwits the pair with her own special skills and the help of Bella Yaga's cat Thomas is deliciously entertaining." Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian Praise for ENCHANTED GLASS: `Blissful' Guardian `Wynne Jones is superb, mixing the comical with the magical' The Times