Black Hearts in Battersea by Joan Aiken
  

Black Hearts in Battersea

Written by Joan Aiken
Part of the The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Sequence Series

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Black Hearts in Battersea by Joan Aiken

"Simon paid off the driver and turned to follow Mrs Twite. But she seemed to have locked the door behind her and, as he rattled the latch unavailingly and then rapped the locker, something dark and suffocating was forced down over his head and a pair of hands gripped his throat."

Simon, coming to London to study painting with his old friend Dr Field, finds he has vanished without trace. Determined to discover what lies behind his disappearance, Simon is trapped in a fiendish plot. Why has his landlord got guns in his cellar and how does one deal with his irrepressible daughter, Dido...?


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A fantastic adventure story ... Highly entertaining Sunday Telegraph Joan Aiken is such a spellbinder Evening Standard A writer of wild humour and unrestrained imagination Oxford Companion to Children's Literature Joan Aiken is a marvel -- Philip Pullman Guardian

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
256 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Joan Aiken
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Author's Website

www.joanaiken.com/

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Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

4th March 2004

ISBN

9780099456391

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