Diana Wynne Jones

Unfortunately we lost another great voice in children’s literature this
weekend.
About ten years ago, many of Diana’s books were re-issued and I was lucky
enough to be asked to design new covers for many of them. A few of my
favourites are attached below. Fire and Hemlock was my first; having not
read her work before (which seems odd as I was very keen on Alan Garner,
Susan Cooper and the like as a young person) I was amazed at her ability to
effortlessly smudge the border between reality and mythology. In her last
book, Enchanted Glass (you will find the cover in the depths of this blog
somewhere) she continued her unique storytelling style where magic and the
mundane mingle beautifully.

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