Is Underground




      Is Underground
The irrepressible Twile family is back, and there s mischief afoot in this newest adventure in the celebrated Wolves Chronicles. Free Read Is Underground [ by ] Joan Aiken [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – bluevapours.co.uk

Joan Aiken was a much loved English writer who received the MBE for services to Children s Literature She was known as a writer of wild fantasy, Gothic novels and short stories.She was born in Rye, East Sussex, into a family of writers, including her father, Conrad Aiken who won a Pulitzer Prize for his poetry , and her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge She worked for the United Nations Information Office during the second world war,and then as an editor and freelance on Argosy magazine before she started writing full time, mainly children s books and thrillers For her books she received the Guardian Award 1969 and the Edgar Allan Poe Award 1972.Her most popular series, the Wolves Chronicles which began with The Wolves of Willoughby Chase , was set in an elaborate alternate period of history in a Britain in which James II was never deposed in the Glorious Revolution,and so supporters of the House of Hanover continually plot to overthrow the Stuart Kings These books also feature cockney urchin heroine Dido Twite and her adventures and travels all over the world.Another series of children s books about Arabel and her raven Mortimer are illustrated by Quentin Blake, and have been shown on the BBC as Jackanory and drama series Others including the much loved Necklace of Raindrops and award winning Kingdom Under the Sea are illustrated by Jan Pie kowski.Her many novels for adults include several that continue or complement novels by Jane Austen These include Mansfield Revisited and Jane Fairfax.Aiken was a lifelong fan of ghost stories She set her adult supernatural novel The Haunting of Lamb House at Lamb House in Rye now a National Trust property This ghost story recounts in fictional form an alleged haunting experienced by two former residents of the house, Henry James and E F Benson, both of whom also wrote ghost stories Aiken s father, Conrad Aiken, also authored a small number of notable ghost stories.

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  • Paperback
  • 242 pages
  • Is Underground
  • Joan Aiken
  • English
  • 05 November 2018
  • 0440410681

10 thoughts on “ Is Underground

  1. Nigel says:

    I love the Edward Gorey cover Aiken and Gorey go together perfectly well Aiken and Gorey sounds like the name of some sort of weird and gothic medical drama, sort of like House, if House investigated talking warts and haemogoblins and phantom limbs where you have an extra pair of hands doing unimaginable things you can feel but not see.Is, half sister of Dido, embarks on an adventure all her own, a particularly dark one as the children of London have been lured to the new kingdom set up in the I love the Edward Gorey cover Aiken and Gorey go together perfectly well Aiken and Gorey sounds like the name of some sort of weird and gothic medical drama, sort of like House, if House investigated talking warts and haemogoblins and phantom limbs where you have an extra pair of hands doing unimaginable things you can feel but not see.Is, half sister of Dido, embarks on an adventure all her own, a particularly dark one as the children of London have been lured to the new kingdom set up in the north of England where they are enslaved and forced to work in mines and foundries, dying, as the book makes clear, at an appalling rate True to form, the arch villain turns out to be another Twite, Is uncle, Roy, who has set himself up as king of an industrial underground nation, busily building up his...

  2. Abigail says:

    This eighth entry in Aiken s Wolves Chronicles excluding Midnight Is a Place , is the first of two adventures featuring Dido Twite s younger half sister, Is When long lost cousin Arun goes missing, Is s quest to find him leads her to the northlands, to the breakaway kingdom of Humberland, and the oddly child free city of Holdernesse the renamed Blastburn, of earlier titles Here Is discovers another set of long lost relatives, and with the help of her newfound psychic abilities, sets out This eighth entry in Aiken s Wolves Chronicles excluding Midnight Is a Place , is the first of two adventures featuring Dido Twite s younger half sister, Is When long lost cousin Arun goes missing, Is s quest to find him leads her to the northlands, to the breakaway kingdom of Humberland, and the oddly child free city of Holdernesse the renamed Blastburn, of earlier titles Here Is discovers another set of long lost relatives, and with the help of her newfound psychic abilities, sets out to free the enslave...

  3. Mir says:

    Blastburn is back, and it s badder, blacker, and child abusinger than ever.Unfortunately, Is is no Dido Twite She s probably a better person in some ways, but she s not as entertaining as her wild and mouthy sister That combined with the grimness of the situation for all the children made thi...

  4. Kirsten says:

    A stand alone continuation of the Wolves Chronicles, this excellent adventure features Dido Twite s younger half sister, Is Since the events of Dido Pa, Is has settled happily with her older sister Penny Their tranquil existence is interrupted, however, by a chance encouter with an uncle they never knew they had an uncle who, as his dying wish, charges Is to find her missing cousing Arun Like Dido, Is is tough, resourceful, and honors her promises, so she heads off into the north A stand alone continuation of the Wolves Chronicles, this excellent adventure features Dido Twite s younger half sister, Is Since the events of Dido Pa, Is has settled happily with her older sister Penny Their tranquil existence is interrupted, however, by a chance encouter with an uncle they never knew they had an uncle who, as his dying wish, charges Is to find her missing cousing Arun Like Dido, Is is tough, resourceful,...

  5. Kailey (BooksforMKs) says:

    I love this 8th book in the Willoughby Chase series Dido s little sister, Is, vows to find her long lost cousin, and ends up looking for a missing prince too All the children in London are being snatched up and sent to Playland , where they are promised treats and games and fun But the horrible reality is a dark mine where they are forced to work as slaves, and Is has to go underg...

  6. lucky little cat says:

    A late entry 8 in Aiken s fabulous alt Anglo history Wolves of Willoughby Chase series Croopus The spirit of Jack Wild lives on in Joan Aiken s plucky Cockney waif heroines. Is short for Isabella , Dido Twite s younger half sister, takes over as the plucky Jack Wild ish Cockney heroine of the series, presumably because Dido s aged out of the role This novel has far fewer of the endearing historical details that distinguished the first four novels no charcoal burning hermits, A late entry 8 in Aiken s fabulous alt Anglo history Wolves of Willoughby Chase series Croopus The spirit of Jack Wild lives on in Joan Aiken s plucky Cockney waif heroines. Is short for Isabella , Dido Twite s younger half sister, takes over as the plucky Jack Wild ish Cockney heroine of the series, presumably because Dido s aged out of the role This novel has far fewer of the endearing historical details that distinguished the first four novels no charcoal burning hermits, choristers macaroons, nor whalers philosophical insights here Instead, this is a comparatively bare bones story where the plot s creaky joints show right through You will grow tired of the expediency of telepathy as a go to plot device But the dialogue crackles along as always There are also several Easter egg references to the action of the earlier novels in the series Is lives wi...

  7. Celeste Ng says:

    In this book our heroine is Dido s sister though she feels and acts much like Dido and the setting is an immense mine where children are forced into labor Completely immersing and surprisingly complex.

  8. Dormouse says:

    It was good and interesting and exciting.I would now like to readbooks by Joan Aiken.

  9. Robin says:

    Originally titled Is, this book took its present title when it was re published in the U.S By naming it after its main character Is Twite, younger sister of the illustrious Dido, Joan Aiken ensured the ninth installment in the Wolves Chronicles after The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Black Hearts in Battersea, Nightbirds on Nantucket, The Whispering Mountain, The Stolen Lake, Limbo Lodge a.k.a Dangerous Games, The Cuckoo Tree and Dido and Pa would be practically impossible to locate in an Originally titled Is, this book took its present title when it was re published in the U.S By naming it after its main character Is Twite, younger sister of the illustrious Dido, Joan Aiken ensured the ninth installment in the Wolves Chronicles after The...

  10. Anthony Faber says:

    Wolves 8 Takes up where Dido and Pa left off Is goes off on her own adventure I m noticing that these books are all alike Plucky youngster gets mixed up in some mischief being done by wealthy, powerful people and puts a stop to it Pretty well written, but

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