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Continues the story of the Twites. On a November evening, 100 years ago, wolves chase a man to a cottage on Blackheath Edge. Penny and Isabett, Is for short, take the fatally wounded man in. The man has been searching for his lost son Arun, but it is discovered that he is the girls' uncle.
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A girl calles Is discovers an underground kingdom, in this exciting novel from Joan Aiken, author of the Wolves of Willoughby Chase sequence.About the Author:
Joan Aiken was born in Sussex in 1924. She was the daughter of the American poet, Conrad Aiken; her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge, is also a novelist. Before joining the 'family business' herself, Joan had a variety of jobs, including working for the BBC, the United Nations Information Centre and then as features editor for a short story magazine. Her first children's novel, The Kingdom of the Cave, was published in 1960.
Joan Aiken wrote over a hundred books for young readers and adults and is recognized as one of the classic authors of the twentieth century. Amanda Craig, writing in The Times, said, 'She was a consummate story-teller, one that each generation discovers anew.' Her best-known books are those in the James III saga, of which The Wolves of Willoughby Chase was the first title, published in l962 and awarded the Lewis Carroll prize. Both that and Black Hearts in Battersea have been filmed. Her books are internationally acclaimed and she received the Edgar Allan Poe Award in the United States as well as the Guardian Award for Fiction in this country for The Whispering Mountain.
Joan Aiken was decorated with an MBE for her services to children's books. She died in 2004.
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Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110224032968