Midnight is a Place by Joan Aiken


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.


Joan Aiken is one of the most remarkable writers in modern children's fiction. The Sunday Times An old-fashioned rattling good yarn, full of extraordinary characters and gloriously rich language Adele Geras, TES 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 Fog Hounds: 'Spellbinding adventures which are modern fairy tales.

-class author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Birmingham Post A collection of manageably short but grippingly exciting tales that will have (children) coming back for more. The Lady

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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368 pages


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Publication date

1st May 2014



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