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Day 13 - Your favourite writer
So, I’d probably say that Diana Wynne Jones is my favourite writer, mostly because she has the greatest catalogue of books. I read my first DWJ book when I was 10, with Archers Goon. Awful is, and always will be, my hero.
DWJ has so many fantastic books: Homeward Bounders, Lives of Christopher Chant, Dark Lord of Derkholm, Year of the Griffin, Magicians of Caprona, Deep Secret, The Merlin Conspiracy, The Time of the Ghost, Howls Moving Castle….so many more. I have an entire DWJ shelf. These are all amazing stories, and all ones that I have read so many times. I was seriously devastated when she died last year.
I also adore many other writers, but she is the one I have loved the longest. Not every story is an absolute win, but her hits outweigh her misses by a mile. And her hits are amazing.
I would suggest you all try reading one of her books- there is something for most people. She has a few adult novels, a few for really little kids, and lots of those of us in the middle.