Joan Aiken Omnibus: Wolves of Willoughby Chase / Black Hearts in Battersea / Night Birds on Nantucket




      Joan Aiken Omnibus: Wolves of Willoughby Chase / Black Hearts in Battersea / Night Birds on Nantucket
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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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  • Hardcover
  • Joan Aiken Omnibus: Wolves of Willoughby Chase / Black Hearts in Battersea / Night Birds on Nantucket
  • Joan Aiken
  • English
  • 09 December 2019
  • 075290132X

10 thoughts on “ Joan Aiken Omnibus: Wolves of Willoughby Chase / Black Hearts in Battersea / Night Birds on Nantucket

  1. Quirkyreader says:

    After seeing the films I just had to read the complete series See my review on my book blog

  2. Alec Aiken says:

    These three books and the series that follows are childhood favourites of mine, which I continue to love as an adult The novels are based on an alternative history of British history and I love the weaving and retelling of actual history, mythology and creation The plots are outlandish, imgainative but fun and somehow believable despite the ridiculosity of them at times assasination via setting a palace on giant rollers for example and the language is fun and vibrant Interestingly, my These three books and the series that follows are childhood favourites of mine, which I continue to love as an adult The...

  3. J& says:

    Joan Aiken writes excellent action adventure stories for the young adult and young at heart reader I was instantly hooked by The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, which reminded me a lot of The Little Princess, only this heroine escapes and strikes out on he...

  4. Fiona says:

    I read this a long time ago but would love to re read some Joan Aiken books.

  5. Alison Condliffe says:

    Not sure what to think of this book It got me in and I read it quickly but still felt removed from it It did remind me of other adventure stories with a bit of Jane eyre.

  6. Bonnie says:

    Reread recently The adventure wasn t as compelling to me as a adult, but I enjoyed the language and characters.

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