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When Andrew Hope’s magician grandfather dies, he leaves his house and field-of-care to his grandson, who spent much of his childhood there. Andrew has forgotten most of this. But he does remember the strangely stubborn staff, and the way his grandfather used to leave his enormous vegetables on the roof of the shed – where they mysteriously vanished by morning. He also remembers the colourful stained glass window in the kitchen door, which it is important to protect. Then an orphan boy arrives, asking for sanctuary. Exactly why he is there is unclear. There are sinister enemies to be thwarted and a mystery to be solved – but nobody can solve it until they find out exactly what it is!

“The best children’s writer of the last 40 years.” Neil Gaiman

“Wynne Jones belongs to an elect clan of the most treasured of British children’s authors, creating her own unique brand of fantasy… Blissful.” Marcus Sedgwick, Guardian

“Wynne Jones is superb, mixing the comical with the magical.” The Times

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  1. hommythehamster
    on 1 November 2012

    I absolutley love this book im on one of her other one’s (The witch week)

    5out of 5
  2. mutemath4ever
    on 29 February 2012

    Great book, another gem from Diana Wynne Jones. Once again, packed with adventure, courage and magic ! I really enjoyed reading this book, i would recommend this book for ages 11+

    R.I.P. Diana Wynne Jones

  3. funky11
    on 3 March 2011

    didnt like this book