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.
Praise for Enchanted Glass
"Enchanted Glass is no exception to Diana Wynne Jones's general
rule of using, and possibly abusing, folklore and fantasy for her
own splendid ends... Wynne Jones belongs to an elect clan of the
most treasured of British children's authors, creating her own
unique brand of fantasy, in the same manner as Alan Garner and
Susan Cooper, and it's surely this experience that breeds the
confidence to write with such subtle depth. Blissful."
Marcus Sedgwick, The Guardian
"At her best, as in... Enchanted Glass, Wynne Jones is superb,
mixing the comical with the magical... Highly recommended,
especially for boys."
Amanda Craig, The Times
"No one has ever written quite like Diana Wynne Jones. The
author of over 40 novels, she combines the delicate humour and
nostalgic village settings of Barbara Pym with the wild imagination
of JRR Tolkien... This latest book remains as predictably
unpredictable as all her other works."
Nick Tucker, The Independent
"Time to waive the 'no reading at table' edicts; Diana Wynne
Jones is back with another fantasy novel, so if you have an eight-
to 12-year-old, enjoy the silence for 332 pages. Enchanted Glass
demands nothing less than full-body immersion."