The Whispering Mountain by Joan Aiken
  

The Whispering Mountain

Written by Joan Aiken

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A tale of adventure, attack, deceit, bravery, murder, abduction and high glory set in a small Welsh town. This book was also the winner of the prestigious Guardian fiction award.

What Ali Sparkes, author of Dark Summer and also the Shapeshifter series says of the title and its author:

JOAN AIKEN - Most people know Joan Aiken for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase but for me her best was The Whispering Mountain, featuring the wonderfully bookish Owen, unloved grandson of a Welsh museum curator, caught up in a dark plot involving an ancient harp, dodgy Cockneys, a girl with a pet hawk and a travelling poet – to say nothing of the school bullies he has to enlist to help save the day. Joan inspired me so much, I know my stories bear her mark!

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Synopsis

The Whispering Mountain by Joan Aiken

The Whispering Mountain tells the story of Owen Hughes, son of Captain Hughes of the Thrush, sent home to live with his grandfather in Wales. Owen and his friend Arabis, daughter of travelling poet Tom Dando join the hair-raising race to save the Harp of Teirtu from the wicked Marquis of Malyn.

Reviews

“An enchanting, original story.” -The Times of London

“A humorous unhistorical novel set in the imaginary reign of James III. Aiken is a natural storyteller with the gift of endless comic invention.” - The Guardian Prize committee

About the Author

Joan Aiken

Joan Aiken (1924 - 2004) spent part of her childhood living in a haunted house. After leaving school, she worked at the BBC, the United Nations, and in the editorial department of a magazine. All this time, she had been writing stories and after her first major novel was published in 1961, Joan left her job to write full-time. She has now written almost 100 books for adults and children, Including the hugely popular The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase and Black Hearts In Battersea.

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Format

Paperback

Author

Joan Aiken
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Author's Website

www.joanaiken.com/

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Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication date

19th November 1992

ISBN

9780099888307

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