Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
Two hilarious stories from the bestselling and well-loved author Diana Wynne Jones, about the worst visitors in the world coming to stay. In VILE VISITORS, we meet Angus Flint and Chair Person - the worst guests in the world. In Who Got Rid of Angus Flint? We meet a man so mean, he even insults the furniture! Despite the children's best pranks, he just won't leave. But when the furniture has had enough, it's time to rise up and get rid of this most vile of visitors...In CHAIR PERSON, that old armchair with the broken crystal ball spilled on it has been locked in the shed. But then the children find a mysterious visitor...Transformed into the most annoying visitor ever, they are desperate to get rid of him. But can they turn him back into a chair before he ruins them forever?
PRAISE FOR DIANA WYNNE JONES: "Diana Wynne Jones ought to be crowned with coloured garlands because she is the best writer of magical fantasy for children in this country" - Evening Standard "Diana Wynne Jones is, quite simply, the best writer of magic there is, for readers of any age." - Neil Gaiman PRAISE FOR EARWIG & THE WITCH: "...a delightful sampler of her originality and imagination, with small unexpected touches." Sunday Times Culture, Children's Book of the Week
Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011) spent her childhood in Essex and began writing fantasy novels for children in the 1970s. With her unique combination of magic, humour and imagination, she enthralled generations of children and adults with her work. She won the Guardian Award in 1977 with Charmed Life, was runner-up for the Children's Book Award in 1981 and was twice runner-up for the Carnegie Medal.