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Joan Aiken - Author

About the Author

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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In Thunder's Pocket

In Thunder's Pocket

Author: Joan Aiken Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2001

When Ned is sent to stay with his aunt and uncle in Thunder's Pocket, he's not very pleased. But from the moment a bird flies into the train carriage on his journey there, Ned realises this isn't going to be an ordinary seaside holiday. Has the eccentric sculptor, Marlot Corby, really put a curse on Ned's aunt? What secrets will he find in Marlot's house and gardens? Life in Thunder's Pocket is going to be anything but dull.

A Small Pinch of Weather

A Small Pinch of Weather

Author: Joan Aiken Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2000

Anything is magically possible in these twelve short stories by gifted storyteller, Joan Aiken. Imagine ordering a sunny day from the local weather witch, asking an appletree to answer the telephone and making a beautiful garden out of old cereal boxes. What would you do if you inherited a real hair loom, or found three ugly old ladies and a dragon on your doorstep and would you need a bicycle if you had a unicorn to ride?

Go Saddle the Sea

Go Saddle the Sea

Author: Joan Aiken Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/1997

Despised by his Spanish relatives and ignored by his distant grandfather, twelve-year-old orphan Felix Brooke is lonely and unhappy. So when he's given a parcel with a blood-stained letter from his dead father, it inspires him to track down his long-lost English family. Felix packs his bag, jumps on his trusty mule and heads for the coast and a new life. But his journey across the mountains and over the sea to be plain sailing - as Felix soon discovers. . . .

The Stolen Lake

The Stolen Lake

Author: Joan Aiken Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/1993

Dido faces fire, flood and execution as she unravels New Cumbria's dark secrets. But has she met her match in the shape of the country's tyrannical queen, whose secret of eternal youth seems suspiciously linked to the lack of children in the land.

Shadow Guests,The

Shadow Guests,The

Author: Joan Aiken Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/1992

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Author: Joan Aiken Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/1987

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