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The Skiver's Guide
Featuring tips and hints for anyone who wants to know how to get out of doing their homework, the washing up or visiting ancient aunts, 'The Skiver's Guide' illustrates the schemes and ploys which can be used to dodge round some of life's more difficult and boring situations.
Paperback, 93 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Barn Owl Books
(first published 1984)
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Diana was born in London, the daughter of Marjorie (née Jackson) and Richard Aneurin Jones, both of whom were teachers. When war was announced, shortly after her fifth birthday, she was evacuated to Wales, and thereafter moved several times, including periods in Coniston Water, in York, and back in London. In 1943 her family finally settled in Thaxted, Essex, where her parents worked running an ed ...moreMore about Diana Wynne Jones...