News broke last week that fans (of which I am proudly one) of the late Diana Wynne Jones can expect a new novel - The Islands of Chaldea.
PW have the story but a note from Jones’ agent tells the story: “Diana started work on the novel in the first half of 2009 and she expected to finish that year, but when she was about a third of the way through… she was diagnosed with cancer. About a year later, when it was decided that it was pointless to continue with the chemo, Diana began to feel better and began writing again. She worked steadily until Christmas, but after then her health became much worse. She continued to write almost to the end of her life, in spite of days when she was in considerable pain.”