Now, back in print, the engaging and suspenseful British fantasy by one of England’s most imaginative storytellers.
Lucas Bell is lonely and miserable at Midnight Court, a vast, brooding house owned by his intolerable guardian, Sir Randolph Grimsby. When a mysterious carriage brings a visitor to the house, Lucas hopes he’s found a friend at last. But the newcomer, Anna Marie, is unfriendly and spoiled—and French. Just when Lucas thinks things can’t get any worse, disastrous circumstances force him and Anna Marie, parentless and penniless, into the dark and unfriendly streets of Blastburn.
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Joan Aiken, daughter of the American writer Conrad Aiken, was born in Rye, Sussex, England, and has written more than sixty books for children, including The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.Review:
A collection of manageably short but grippingly exciting tales that will have (children) coming back for more. * The Lady * A gem from the top-class author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase * Birmingham Post * Fog Hounds: 'Spellbinding adventures which are modern fairy tales.' * Aldershot Mail * 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 * An old-fashioned rattling good yarn, full of extraordinary characters and gloriously rich language * Adele Geras, TES * Joan Aiken is one of the most remarkable writers in modern children's fiction. * The Sunday Times *
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140308369