Black Maria

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Author: Diana Wynne Jones


JONES, Diana Wynne. Black Maria. [London]: Methuen [1991]. 12mo, 207pp. Gray boards with spine stamped in silver. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the author, Diana Wynne Jones.

First edition. Mig lives with her Aunt Maria, who rules their house with a rod of insinuating sweetness far tougher than iron and deadlier than poison. Even when awful, peculiar things happen – men acting like zombies and children like clones – Aunt Maria maintains her demeanor. But when Aunt Maria turns Mig’s brother into a wolf, Mig finds herself entirely on her own. Happening upon a ghost and a mysterious green box, Mig finds herself catapulted into the oldest struggle our world has known! Published in the US as Aunt Maria.