Lives of Christopher Chant


Author: Diana Wynne Jones

JONES, Diana Wynne. The Lives of Christopher Chant. The Childhood of Chrestomanci. [London]: Methuen [1988]. 8vo, 252pp. Light grey boards with spine stamped in gold foil. A fine copy (save for the unavoidable yellowing of the pages at edges, due to the poor paper used in production of this book), in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the author, Diana Wynne Jones.

First edition. The fourth book published in Diana Wynne Jones’ beloved Chrestomanci series. His father and uncles are enchanters, his mother a powerful sorceress, yet nothing seems magical about Christopher Chant except his dreams, which allow him to visit other realities. Then Christopher discovers that he can bring real, solid things back from his dreams. Others begin to recognize the extent of his powers and then Christopher's life is turned upside down when he is ordered to go to Chrestomanci Castle to train to be the controller of all the world's magic!