I was very sorry to hear of the death of Diana Wynne Jones. Jones died yesterday at the age of 76 after battling lung cancer for the past few years. She will be sorely missed.
For those of you who have not read Jones, you are missing out. Jones has written several wonderful fantasy books and influenced the likes of J.K. Rowling and Neil Gaiman. Jones began writing her infamous Chronicles of Chrestomanci the year before I was born. She also wrote Howl’s Moving Castle, House of Many Ways, and the Dalemark Quartet. Some of her books rank among my personal favourites.
I took her to read aloud on a road trip this weekend. I found out about this upon getting back. The coincidence confounds me.
Rest in peace to a star. We shall miss your light.
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