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Midnight is a Place by Joan Aiken
  

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Midnight is a Place by Joan Aiken

Lucas is lonely. Orphaned and sent to live with his formidable guardian in a vast mansion, he longs for a friend. Then Anna-Marie arrives. She's spoilt and wilful - and practically half his age. Lucas feels more alone than ever. But one night something terrible happens. Lucas and Anna-Marie face a terrifying and treacherous ordeal, alone in the hostile city streets. Together, they must fight to survive ...The 40th anniversary edition of a compelling tale of villainy and suspense - from the best-selling author of THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE.

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A collection of manageably short but grippingly exciting tales that will have (children) coming back for more. * The Lady * A gem from the top-class author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase * Birmingham Post * Fog Hounds: 'Spellbinding adventures which are modern fairy tales.' * Aldershot Mail * Joan Aiken is a superb storyteller. Even when her stories touch on the dark, mystical side, they pull children with with fascination, not fear * Sainsbury's Magazine * An old-fashioned rattling good yarn, full of extraordinary characters and gloriously rich language * Adele Geras, TES * Joan Aiken is one of the most remarkable writers in modern children's fiction. * The Sunday Times *

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
368 pages

Author

Joan Aiken
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Author's Website

www.joanaiken.com/

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

1st May 2014

ISBN

9781444919028


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