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Reflections

(2012)
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Diana Wynne Jones is best-known for her novels and stories - of magical fantasy - written mainly for children. She received a World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007, as well as two Mythopoeic Awards and the "Guardian" Fiction Award for Charmed Life. But she was also a witty, entertaining speaker, a popular guest at science fiction and fantasy conventions and an engaged, scholarly critic of writing that interested her. This collection of more than twenty-five papers, chosen by Diana herself, includes fascinating literary criticism (such as a study of narrative structure in "The Lord of the Rings" and a ringing endorsement of the value of learning Anglo Saxon) alongside autobiographical anecdotes about reading tours (including an account of her famous travel jinx), revelations about the origins of her books, and thoughts in general about the life of an author and the value of writing. The longest autobiographical piece, "Something About the Author", details Diana's extraordinary childhood and is illustrated with family photographs. "Reflections" is essential reading for anyone interested in Diana's works, fantasy or creative writing. The collection features a foreword by Neil Gaiman and an introduction and interview by Charlie Butler, a respected expert on fantasy writing.



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Hardback Editions

September 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Reflections: On the Magic of Writing
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN: 0-06-221989-8 / 978-0-06-221989-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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May 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Reflections
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN: 0-385-65403-0 / 978-0-385-65403-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: David Fickling Books
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September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Reflections: On the Magic of Writing
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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May 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Reflections
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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