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Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones

Enchanted Glass (edition 2010)

by Diana Wynne Jones

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Title:Enchanted Glass
Authors:Diana Wynne Jones
Info:Greenwillow Books (2010), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 304 pages
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Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones

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Love DWJ books and this was a good one. Pulled me right in from the start and it only took about 3 days to read! Magical in many senses, with a touch of mystery as always, with lovable characters. Andrew's grandfather dies, leaving him his house and his field-of-care. As Andrew tries to write a book in his new house he is bombarded by multiple distractions, from grumpy housekeeper and gardner, to a youmg boy, Aiden who needs Santuary from mysterious magical creatures that want to kill him. As Andrew gets sucked into Aiden's plight he learns exactly what his grandfather's legacy involves, not least of all keeping Mr Brown at bay. I wasn't so happy with the ending. I didn't think it was so necessary. It's as if Oberon & Puck got in the last laugh. ( )
  LindaLiu | Sep 9, 2015 |
This is the story of a young orphan boy named Aidan who comes looking for his grandmother's friend after her death. He finds that the friend has died to and the house has been inherited by his grandson Andrew. Aidan can tell that Andrew is full of magic but Andrew doesn't remember what his grandfather taught him as a boy.

Andrew needs to remember because his neighbor O. Brown is trying to steal his land and power. And evil forces want Aidan too. Luckily they have friends in the town including a young giant and a weredog named Rolf and a bunch of cranky townspeople who will help them set things to rights.

This was an entertaining middle grade fantasy with all sorts of great characters and all sorts of magic too. ( )
  kmartin802 | Jul 5, 2015 |
Good, but the end was rushed. ( )
  Turrean | Feb 15, 2014 |
3.5 stars. ( )
  Crowinator | Sep 23, 2013 |
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When Jocelyn Brandon died - at a great old age, as magicians tend to do - he left his house and his field-of-care to his grandson, Andrew Brandon Hope.
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"As a boy, he had spent fascinated hours looking at the garden through each differently coloured pane. Depending, you got a rose pink sunset garden, hushed and windless; a stormy orange garden, where it was suddenly autumn; a tropical green garden, where there seemed likely to be parrots and monkeys any second. And so on. As an adult now, Andrew valued that glass even more. Magic apart, it was old old old. The glass had all sorts of internal wrinkles and trapped bubbles, and the long-dead maker had somehow managed to make the colours both intense and misty at once."

When the magician Jocelyn Brandon Hope died he bequeathed Melstone House to his grandson Andrew. He also left his ‘field of care’: an area of strangeness surrounding the land around the house, whose boundary Andrew must walk in order to preserve its power.

Andrew had always loved the house, but he finds owning it a lot more complicated, aside from all the magic. There is Mrs Stock, the tyrannical housekeeper who won’t let him move the furniture and punishes him with her terrible cooking. Just as bad is the obsessive gardener who will only grow giant inedible vegetables. To add to his troubles, twelve year old orphan Aidan Cain suddenly arrives on the doorstep begging protection from magical stalkers, and Andrew’s sinister rich neighbour, Mr Brown, begins to encroach on the ‘field of care’. The one compensation is the gardener’s beautiful niece, Stashe. Things become stranger and stranger until all is made clear with the help of the enchanted glass itself.

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After his grandfather dies, Andrew Hope inherits a house and surrounding land in an English village, but things become very complicated when young orphan Aidan shows up and suddenly a host of variously magical townsfolk and interlopers start intruding on their lives.… (more)

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