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Part 2 covers The Magicians of Caprona, Witch Week and the short stories
Description from book:
Magic is an everyday affair in the charmed world of this story, and you never know who may turn out to be a witch or enchanter. Like every book by Diana Wynne Jones, it bubbles with invention, and as the story unfolds the people in it grow and change with all the surprisingness of real life.
Charmed Life won the 1977 Guardian Award for Children's Books.
The Lives of Christopher Chant
Christopher often makes night-time trips to the Twelve Related Worlds. He thought there was nothing unusual about this until his Uncle Ralph hears of it and sends him on mysterious missions. One such mission reveals Christopher's very special magic powers - gifted with nine lives, he is destined to become the next Chrestomanci, the greatest magician in the country.
Christopher goes to study at the formidable Chrestomanci Castle, but even here he is not safe. Outside, the forces of evil are poised for attack and Christopher is losing his lives at an alarming rate. Can Christopher defeat his enemies alone, before his remaining lives run out?
REVIEW by 11-year old Elina Chin:
"I think that The Lives of Chistopher Chant book is the best book I have ever read. It's hilariously funny, and just so amazing. I couldn't believe that now I love them, that I had never heard of The Worlds of Chrestomanci series. The book is a wonderful story of Christoper Chant thinking he is just a normal boy with no magical power at all, and then he is amazed at the force of his magic when he gets rid of all his silver things. This book, I recommend to everyone who has not read this. You will laugh yourself to death, and follow the adventures of Christopher. "
Conrad is a pleasant, well-meaning boy. But he is doomed to a terrible fate unless, his magician uncle discovers, he murders the person he was meant to kill in a previous life. His attempt to correct his karma brings Conrad into contact with a strange boy called Christopher Chant. See separate review, written on publication, March 2005
Young Cat from Charmed Life is settling in to learning to be a young enchanter when he is given a mysterious egg. See separate review, written on publication, September 2006