I don’t remember exactly which was my first Diana Wynne Jones book. It was either Dogsbody or Eight Days of Luke. I loved both of them. I’ve borrowed, picked up and read her books on and off ever since, although there were some I never made it to.
When she died on 26th March, 2011 it was blow to many in the book community, including myself. (It was ever so much more of a blow to her family and loved ones I’m sure, and I don’t meant to make light of that.) I decided I wanted to read through her books as I kind of memorial, getting the chance to reread those I had read before and discover the ones I missed. I started with Wilkins’ Tooth at the end of March, but I haven’t gotten any further than that yet.
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Marcus and I finished reading Eva Ibbotson’s The Great Ghost Rescue today so I’m hoping I might get him to read both more Ibbotson and some of Wynne Jones’ appropriate titles with me. We’ll see if that happens.
It is impossible to get a matching set of Wynne Jones books as they’ve been published over a lot of time and under a number of different publishers and imprints. I’ve done my best to match things as works best for me, but this isn’t a coherent enough collection to go into the dream library.