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Hi guys, new to the community here, although I've been her fan for a number of years.

This entry might be slightly off-track, but it's really about Diana's books.

I've been re-reading her books recently, and moved to HMC when I remembered someone telling me that 'Stardust' (by Neil Gaiman) was equally as good (both novels use 'Song' so). So naturally out of curiosity, I (sorry) downloaded the free PDF version from the Internet. Now I'm not bashing Gaiman... but how can Stardust, be possibly compared to HMC? It's just worlds apart. In my own (perhaps biased) opinion, HMC is way better in all aspects.

Just wondering, has anyone read Stardust and felt the same as me? :)
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Sign-ups are open at The Exchange at Fic Corner, an exchange for children and YA books.  Several Diana Wynne Jones books were nominated this year!

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Fanfic: A Slip of the Heart (G) [and others!]

A Slip of the Heart (3775 words) by opalmatrix
Fandom: The Dalemark Quartet - Diana Wynne Jones
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Mitt Alhammittsson/Enblith "Biffa" of Ansdale
Characters: Mitt Alhammittsson, Enblith "Biffa" of Ansdale, Navis Haddsson, Hildrida Navissdaughter, Moril Clennesson, Brid (Dalemark Quartet), Eltruda (Dalemark Quartet)
Notes: Written for the inaugural round of The Exchange at Fic Corner:
Summary: "Happily ever after" doesn't always come easy, especially for the guttersnipe from Holand and the miller's daughter from Ansdale.

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