Before Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke was about a girl trying to save her forest home, it was an illustrated storybook about a cat, a possessed duke, and a loyal daughter. The Ghibli Blog has the entire book scanned with an English translation for your enjoyment. While still on Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones, author of Howl’s Moving Castle the 2004 film died at age 76 on March 26. More can be read about her career via The Telegraph.
The Original Princess Mononoke And Death of Diana Wynne Jones