The Stolen Lake by Joan Aiken
  

Synopsis

The Stolen Lake by Joan Aiken

Dido Twite, heroine of Black Hearts in Battersea and Nightbirds on Nantucket, is on her wildest adventure yet. On her way back to London aboard the Thrush, Dido and crew are summoned to the aid of the tyrannical queen of New Cumbria. Her island is an infernal place where birds carry off men and fish eat human flesh. The queen is greatly distressed because a neighbouring king has stolen her lake. Dido faces fire, flood, wild beasts and, ultimately, threat of execution in order to get the lake back. Is she equal to the challenge? A rich mixture of legend, fantasy, humour and pure snowballing adventure.

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The Stolen Lake is zanier and more devilishly fiendish than ever The New York Times A natural storyteller with the gift of endless and usually comic invention Guardian Joan Aiken's imagination is inexhaustible Daily Telegraph Joan Aiken is the best contemporary writer of historical fantasy we have -- Susan Hill

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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
320 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Joan Aiken
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Author's Website

www.joanaiken.com/

Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

6th January 2005

ISBN

9780099477396


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