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Joan Aiken

Rob Delroy

Joan Aiken is the author of more than 35 distinguished children’s books, including the classic The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.


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A Creepy Company

By: Joan Aiken

A Fit of Shivers

By: Joan Aiken

A Handful of Gold

By: Joan Aiken


A Necklace of Raindrops

By: Joan Aiken
illustrated by: Kevin Hawkes

Here are eight gloriously imaginative stories for eight satisfying sessions of bedtime reading. There’s a flying apple pie, a cat that’s bigger than an elephant, a house that lays an egg, storybook...

Arabel And Mortimer

By: Joan, Aiken

Black Hearts in Battersea: Wolves of Willoughby Chase, #2

By: Joan Aiken

"Simon paid off the driver and turned to follow Mrs Twite. But she seemed to have locked the door behind her and, as he rattled the latch unavailingly and then rapped the locker, something dark and suffocating...


Bone and Dream

By: Joan Aiken Illus.Caroline Crossland

In this third St. Boan mystery, Ned is summoned once again by his Aunt Lal to help the famous but cantankerous poet, Sir Thomas Menhenitt. “Writing poetry is a dangerous occupation,” says old...

Bridle in the Wind: Felix Brook Trilogy, #2

By: Joan Aiken

Packed-off to boarding school and bullied by his peers, Felix feels sad and trapped. Although he has a home in England, his heart lies in Spain - so he runs away. But Felix's journey is cut short when...

Cold Shoulder Road

By: Joan Aiken

Having freed the children enslaved in the northern mines, Is Twite and her cousin Arun return to Folkestone to find Arun's mother. But she has disappeared without a trace. There's plenty of evidence of strange goings-on...


Cold Shoulder Road: Wolves of Willoughby Chase, #9

By: Joan Aiken

Having freed the children enslaved in the northern mines, Is Twite and her cousin Arun return to Folkestone to find Arun's mother. But she has disappeared without a trace. There's plenty of evidence of strange goings-on...

Dangerous Games

By: Joan Aiken

This eagerly awaited addition to Joan Aiken's award-winning Wolves series takes us on Dido's most imaginative adventure yet!

Dido Twite has been sailing the high seas, chasing after Lord Herodsfoot, who...

Dido And Pan

By: Joan Aiken


Dido and Pa: Wolves of Willoughby Chase, #7

By: Joan Aiken

Dido Twite is waylaid by her father, the shady Abednego Twite, acting on instructions from his evil patron. Why is Dido so urgently needed in Wapping? Why are King Richard's friends all accidentally drowning...

Foot in the Grave

By: Joan Aiken

Ghostly Beasts

By: Joan Aiken

A remarkable collection of ghostly short stories.

Animal tales are among the most popular of Joan Aiken’s short stories and in this stunning collection the ambience of ghostly backgrounds...


GIVE YOURSELF A FRIGHT

By: Joan Aiken

Readers beware! Mischievous ghosts, ancient curses, and monstrous spirits inhabit these thirteen spine-tingling tales. Enter a world of fantasy where a blast of a whistle brings a boy from the past, where...

Haunting Of Lamb House (

By: Joan Aiken


In Thunder's Pocket

By: Joan Aiken

When Ned is sent to stay with his relatives in Thunder's Pocket, he's not very pleased. But from the moment a bird flies into the train compartment on his journey there, Ned realizes this will not be an...

Is

By: Joan, Aiken

IS UNDERGROUND

By: Joan Aiken

The Children Of London Are Vanishing

No one knows why, so Is Twite, younger sister of Dido Twite (from Dido and Pa and Nightbirds on Nantucket), sets out to discover the whereabouts of Arun, her cousin, and Davie, the king's...


KINGDON UNDER THE SEA

By: Joan Aiken

Last Slice of Rainbow

By: Joan Aiken


Limbo Lodge

By: Joan Aiken

Limbo Lodge: Wolves of Willoughby Chase, #5

By: Joan Aiken

Dido Twite is aboard the Thrush, trying to return to England after her adventures in America. But orders have been sent to find Lord Herodsfoot, said to be on Aratu, the Pacific 'Island of the Pearl Snakes'....

Mice And Mendelson

By: Joan, Aiken


MIDNIGHT IS A PLACE

By: Joan Aiken

Midwinter Nightingale

By: Joan Aiken

Dido and Simon are in danger in this new addition to the Wolves Chronicles. Dido, back in England from America, is almost instantly kidnapped and taken to a derelict mansion surrounded by a deadly moat....

MOON'S REVENGE

By: Joan Aiken


Necklace Of Raindrops

By: Joan Aiken

Night Birds On Nantucket

By: Joan Aiken

Nightbirds on Nantucket: Wolves of Willoughby Chase, #3

By: Joan Aiken

Shipwrecked Dido Twite, picked up by a whaling ship, finds herself many miles from home and facing deep troubles. Sinister Miss Slighcarp, the governess from Willoughby Chase, makes a reappearance, this...


Shadow Guests

By: Joan, Aiken

Tale Of A One Way Street

By: Joan Aiken

Teeth Of The Gale

By: Joan Aiken


The Cuckoo Tree: Wolves of Willoughby Chase, #6

By: Joan Aiken

While her friend Capt Hughes recovers from a carriage accident, Dido is marooned with the odd inhabitants of the Tegleaze estate. Soon suspicious things happen; a priceless possession is stolen, a boy...

THE MOON'S REVENGE

By: Joan Aiken


The Shadow Guests

By: Joan Aiken

The Song of Mat and Ben

By: Joan Aiken

A thrilling sequel to In Thunders Pocket.

There is eerie trouble once again in St Boan where the replacement of hundred-year-old water pipes disturbs the ghosts of twins Matthew and Ben Pernel,...

The Stolen Lake: Wolves of Willoughby Chase, #4

By: Joan Aiken

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...


The Whispering Mountain

By: Joan Aiken

The Winter Sleepwalker

By: Joan Aiken

The Witch of Clatteringshaws

By: Joan Aiken

Dido Twite’s sharp wits are put to the test in this new adventure in the Wolves Chronicles. After King Richard dies, Dido’s good pal Simon is put on the English throne, but he hates being cooped up...


The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

By: Joan Aiken

After braving a treacherous journey, Sylvia joins her cousin Bonnie at Willoughby Chase where they narrowly avoid a gory lupine death. But with Bonnie’s parents overseas, and the evil governess,...

The Wooden Dragon

By: Joan Aiken

The incomparable Joan Aiken has created a beautiful fairy tale for older picture book readers

This is the story of lame Window and her sailor brother, Handle, who live in a small house in a wooded hollow. Each autumn,...

Up the Chimney Down

By: Joan Aiken


Whispering Mountain

By: Joan Aiken

Winter Sleepwalker

By: Joan, Aiken

Joan Aiken's touch is, as always deft, witty and amusing and these spell-binding and sometimes haunting stories will delight the reader. In Quentin Blake's profuse colour illustrations he has found a style...

Winterthing & Moon Daugh

By: Joan, Aiken


Black Hearts in Battersea

By: Joan Aiken

'Wait, wait! Save us! What'll we do?'

     Simon is determined to become a painter when he grows up so he sets off to London to make his fortune. But the city is plagued...


Way To Write For Children

By: Joan Aiken

Snow Horse

By: Joan Aiken