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Book cover ofBlack Maria
  • Author: Diana Wynne JONES
  • Publisher: Collins
  • Published: 2000
  • Description: Softback, Good
  • Dust Jacket Condition: No dustjacket
  • Edition: First (Thus)
  • ISBN-10: 0006755283
  • Ref: 13367
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A UK B format paperback (130 x 198mm) with a full 1 to 9 number sequence indicating a first printing of this edition.   In good condition for its age.  Heavy age tanning to the pages making them rather brown but still eminently readable.  The covers are showing signs of wear to the extremities and a half-inch crease across the bottom left-hand corner of the rear cover and also the front cover. There is also a faint crease down the full length of the front cover close to the spine and a minor indentation to the front cover.

Previously published as Aunt Maria.

SYNOPSIS:   “Great Aunt Maria seems like a cuddly old lady, all chit-chat and lace doilies and unadulterated NICEness!

But when Mig and her family go for a visit, they soon learn that Aunt Maria rules Cranbury-on-Sea with a rod of sweetness that’s tougher than iron and deadlier than poison.  Life revolves around women’s tea parties, while grey-suited men behave like zombies, and clone-ike children fade into the background.

Mig is convinced that Aunt Maria must be a witch, but who will believe her?  Maybe the ghost who haunts the downstairs bedroom holds the key…?”