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- Publisher: Penguin USA
- Format: Paperback | 234 pages
- Dimensions: 140mm x 206mm x 20mm | 227g
- Publication date: 5 October 2006
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0142407224
- ISBN 13: 9780142407226
- Edition: Revised
- Edition statement: Revised and Updated ed.
- Sales rank: 15,467
This authoritative A-Z guide constitutes an essential source of information for all who dare to venture into the imaginative hinterlands, providing acute insights into such subjects as: the varying types of virgin, why High Priests are invariably evil, how Dark Lords always have minions, and why Cooks all have filthy tempers. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a veteran Fantasyland traveler, The Tough Guide To Fantasyland has everything you need to get the most from your Tour, including: what to do when you're captured by a Goblin, where to find a Healer when you're stricken with the dreaded plague, and how to obtain the magic sword which will protect you from those pesky Barbarian Hordes.
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Diana Wynne Jones was the multiple award-winning author of many fantasy novels for children, teenagers, and adults. Her book Howl's Moving Castle was made into an Academy Award-nominated major animated feature by Hayao Miyazaki. She received the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Married to the medievalist J. A. Burrow, with whom she had three sons, she lived for many years in Bristol, the setting for many of her books. Diana Wynne Jones passed away in March 2011, after a long illness.
"This brilliantly written satire perfectly celebrates and skewers the clichEs of the fantasy genre. It is a highly recommended purchase...." --VOYA