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[Diana Wynne Jones says] that she sometimes puts real people in her books, because having a real person around helps to keep the people she's made up behaving like real people as well.

Often the real people are cast as villains. Sometimes this is a revenge on the author's part (as in the case of Who Got Rid of Angus Flint?), but Diana Wynne Jones has said that another reason is that the villain is often the character who most needs to be kept real.

Specific Real People

The following are some characters who Diana Wynne Jones has said were based on real people:


Not Villains

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