The Lives of Christopher Chant

The Lives of Christopher Chant

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Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones favourite, exploring the childhood of Chrestmanci - now a book with extra bits!
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

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 28mm | 299.37g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • (chapter heads line)
  • 0007278209
  • 9780007278206
  • 36,649

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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
"Diana Wynne Jones could teach Stephen King and JK Rowling a thing or two ... [she] has a skill for inserting just the right amount of detail in her written words, leaving you satiated but not stuffed." SFX
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About Diana Wynne Jones

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. In November 2007 she was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Fantasy Association. She is married with three sons, and lives in Bristol with her husband.
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Rating details

18,438 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 45% (8,296)
4 36% (6,661)
3 16% (2,933)
2 2% (401)
1 1% (147)
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