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House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones
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really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, youngadult

I loved "Howl's Moving Castle" and "Castle in the Air", and while "House of Many Ways" isn't a sequel as such, it is set in the same world, and Howl and Sophie play a part.

Charmain, who has spent most of her life reading and being coddled by her parents, is sent to her Great-Uncle's house to take care of it while he is away. There's a great deal of magic around the house, which she isn't used to at all, a sweet stray dog, and an apprentice who doesn't seem to know much about magic but can do the laundry. Meanwhile, the King needs her help in the royal library.

It's the usual Diana Wynne Jones chaos, Howl and Sophie are great (I love Howl and Sophie)), and Charmain is a great heroine. I'm so glad she's still writing - reading this made me want to re-read all the Chrestomanci books.

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