Cat Chant and Marianne Pinhoe have discovered something exciting— something truly precious, very strange, and valuable. An egg. An egg that has been. The Pinhoe Egg. Pinhoeegg. Attribution. Author. Cover Artist. Publication information. Publisher. UK Release Date, US Release Date, Chronology. The Pinhoe Egg is a book in the Chrestomanci series. The plot revolves around Marianne Pinhoe and Eric Chant. Marianne’s family are witches who do not want .

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The Magicians of Caprona. Even so, in the village around Chrestomanci Castle, all sorts of secret magical misuse is going on.

The Pinhoe Egg (Chrestomanci, #6) by Diana Wynne Jones

View all 11 comments. Wynne Jones never outright states that her protagonists should listen to their own good sense no matter how many people disagree with them, but she doesn’t need to. DWJ has an interesting world idea, the concept of multiple variations of the pinhoe egg basic format ex. There were also rather disturbing the pinhoe egg by the adults, who not only behaved in typically ignorant adult ways ruining holidays, ignoring talented children, discounting their ideas, etcbut flagrantly homicidal ones view spoiler [like deliberate leg-breaking, imprisonment and attempting to unleash smallpox on a rival family hide spoiler ].

There the pinhoe egg certainly no let-up in the expected drive of her story-telling. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Egv is an enchantress, although her mother trains her up to be a witch.

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Email Twitter Facebook Reddit. The pinhoe egg allusion to the “religious order” that thought themselves “righteous” that anyone who doesn’t see its way was “righteously killed” was so delicious. The Chrestomanci books are about how adults can harm children, but really that’s only half of her long-running theme – and not even the most important half.


The pinhoe egg 16, connie rated it really liked it. In the same year she married John Burrow, a scholar of medieval literature, with whom she had three sons, Richard, Michael and Colin.

The title should be at least 4 characters long. This, the final book in the series, is about two children from very different cultures the pinhoe egg side-by-side who somehow manage to be change agents despite everything inc Diana Wynne Jones does so much with The Pinhoe Egg and makes it look so simple and easy.

Deep Secret The Merlin Conspiracy In this book, he wears at various times: And yet, there is so much more that could have been explored in this universe of multiple worlds full of the pinhoe egg. I always have some vague misgivings about these books — there’s something the pinhoe egg the ethics of the Chrestomanci universe s that troubles me, but I’ve never been able to put my finger on exactly what the pinhoe egg is. Reading anything by DWJ is always a pleasure and this did not disappoint!

This one is no exception. The one where an entire culture of feuding country witches has grown up under Chrestomanci’s nose, but the Castle gets wind of it through the adventures of siblings Marianne and Joe.

Upon a chance meeting with Cat of Chrestomanci Castle, the two share in a secret friendship in which Cat receives an odd egg that was hidden away in the Pinhoe attic.

See all 3 questions about The Pinhoe Egg…. But all tied up wonderfully in the end, especially with the the pinhoe egg of the hidden creatures, and the Pinhoes slightly redeeming themselves – though I still find myself wanting to stab Marianne’s father.

So we have a fairly tight timeline between the title and this last in the series published nearly three decades later, all linked by the character of Cat and Chrestomanci, of course. I need a shave. Plus Klartch the griffin. the pinhoe egg


Otherwise, the order doesn’t matter! She seems to have a lot the pinhoe egg “dwimmer,” which egt a sort of magic. This gives her great character development and makes it easy to root for her. Jun 19, Prema Arasu rated it liked it. Beside the children, she felt harried by the crises of adults in the household: The Pinhoe Egg HB.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, uneven pacing almost hamstrung it from the start, where the first seventy-five pages deal tge moving Grandma “Gammer” out of the pinhoe egg giant house and into the hands of someone who can care for her.

The Pinhoe Egg

On a trip to Ulverscote, Cat meets Marianne, recognizes her as a kindred spirit and becomes the caretaker of a mysterious egg they find in the attic of Gammer’s house.

The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title. About Diana Wynne Jones Diana Wynne Jones spent the pinhoe egg childhood in Essex and began writing fantasy novels for children in the s. Caysja Roberts No, you do not have to read the series in an order, because the only same character in all the books in the Chrestomanci, well, except for other not …more No, the pinhoe egg do not have to read the series in an order, because the only same character in all the books in the Chrestomanci, well, except for other not the pinhoe egg characters.

Aug 23, Deborah O’Carroll rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 26, Beth rated it really liked it Shelves: Just so much is going on in this thing!