Witch's Business

Witch's Business Review

They're in the "revenge" business Jess and Frank's father has stopped their allowances for four whole months That means that Jess can't go anywhere or do anything with her friends. Worse yet, Frank owes money to Buster Knell, the bully. How can Jess and Frank earn some cash -- fast?

By starting a business, Own Back, Ltd. It specializes in revenge, which every kid needs to seek at some time, they figure. Most don't have the courage themselves. But Jess and Frank do -- for a price

Lots of clients show up. But Jess and Frank soon discover that the revenge business can be pretty complicated, especially when it turns out that there's another one in town -- owned by Biddy Iremonger, the fiercely competitive local witch

Title:Witch's Business
Edition Language:English

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  • Alex Ankarr

    A charmingly daft, deft, graceful early work. The workaround for swearing is hilarious! And beware, the Big Bad is actually quite scary. A darling of a read, and ought to be as celebrated as many of h...

  • osoi

    У меня рука не поднимается поставить книге балл ниже четверки, ибо несмотря на аккуратно раскиданные триггер...

  • Chris

    Is it possible for there to be too many ideas in a novel? Especially in a children’s story of barely two hundred pages? In Diana Wynne Jones’ very first children’s novel images and themes and bo...

  • Audrey Jane

    Witch's Business is one of Diana Wynne Jones first books (published in 1973). It was originally titled 'Wilkins' Tooth' because trouble starts when one of the characters asked for Wilkins' Tooth as re...

  • Lynn

    I didn't realize this book is actually from 1974! Had a hard time with the weird British kid's slang, but am fully prepared with phases like "curried-tonsil scum" and "disemboweled" (a common adjectiv...

  • Harold Ogle

    An interesting read, and at the same time a very enjoyable one, because Diana Wynne Jones wrote so well. Some claim this to be Jones' first novel. I have no idea, but it was written in 1973, so there'...

  • Heather

    "Frank and Jess thought Own Back Ltd. was an excellent idea when they first invented it. Three days later, they were not so sure" (1). That's how this book starts, and reading those sentences, you kno...

  • Somesuchlike

    It's taken me forever to get round to reading this book - something about it always put me off. For some reason it's always struck me as not really being a Diana Wynne Jones book (even before I read t...

  • Myles

    When I was on my spree of reading Jones' books in the year or so after she died, I remember seeing Witch's Business on the shelf at the library and avoiding it. It has such an ugly cover and the title...

  • Althea Ann

    This is one of Diana Wynne Jones' earlier books. (It was originally published in 1973, under the title 'Wilkins' Tooth')It's definitely aimed at a younger audience than many of her books - it's a kids...