Black Maria

by Diana Wynne Jones
Black Maria - Diana Wynne Jones 8.00   1

Black Maria is also known as Aunt Maria (US edition).

On the surface, Aunt Maria seems like a cuddly old lady, all chit-chat and lace doilies and unadulterated NICEness! When Mig and her family go for a short visit, they soon learn that Aunt Maria rules the place with a rod of sweetness that's tougher than iron and deadlier than poison.

Life revolves around tea parties, while the men are all grey-suited zombies who fade into the background, and the other children seem like clones. The short visit becomes a long stay, and when all talk of going home ceases, Mig despairs!

Things go from bad to worse when Mig's brother Chris tries to rebel, but is changed into a wolf. Mig is convinced that Aunt Maria must be a witch – but who will believe her? It's up to Mig to figure out what's going on. Maybe the ghost who haunts the downstairs bedroom holds the key?


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Release date 1991
Details updated August 17, 2022
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