Previous Gollancz parodies have been Sunday Times bestsellers and backlist superstars; more than 600,000 copies sold in total so far Diana Wynne Jones is one of Britain's premier fantasists; she won the Mythopoeic Award for The Dark Lord of Derkholm (beating J K Rowling); TOUGH GUIDE was nominated for a Hugo Award 'I'd vote for Diana Wynne Jones as a British Nation Treasure' LOCUS 'An indispensable guide for anyone stuck in the realms of fantasy without a magic sword to call their own' TERRY PRATCHETT
Diana Wynne Jones is Britain's foremost writer of children's fantasy, including the World Fantasy Award-nominated Archer's Goon, which was made into a six-part BBC TV series, and the Guardian Award-winning Charmed Life.
An A-Z of fantasy tropes, motifs and cliches. Blindingly funny. - The Guardian - Jon Courtenay Grimwood