The Lives of Christopher Chant

The Lives of Christopher Chant

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The childhood of Chrestomanci. Everything in this book happens at least twenty-five years before the story told in Charmed Life...


INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR AS WELL AS 10 LINKED ESSAYS ON EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHRESTOMANCI


Discovering that he has nine lives and is destined to be the next `Chrestomanci' is not part of Christopher's plans for the future: he'd much rather play cricket and wander around his secret dream worlds. But he soon finds that destiny is difficult to avoid, and that having more than the usual number of lives is pretty inconvenient - especially when you lose them as easily as he does!


Then an evil smuggler, known only as The Wraith, threatens the ways of the worlds and forces Christopher to take action...
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Product details

  • PerfectBound
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0060511605
  • 9780060511609

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"...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
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About Diana Wynne Jones

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.
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4 36% (6,661)
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2 2% (401)
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