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The fourth of Joan Aiken's "Jane Austen entertainments", this story follows "Mansfield Revisited", "Jane Fairfax" and "Eliza's Daughter". It describes the fortunes of 19-year-old Emma who, after being adopted by her aunt after her mother's death, has rejoined her ailing father and sister Elizabeth.
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Joan Aiken, English-born daughter of American poet Conrad Aiken, began her writing career in the 1950s. Working for Argosy magazine as a copy editor but also as the anonymous author of articles and stories to fill up their pages, she was adept at inventing a wealth of characters and fantastic situations, and went on to produce hundreds of stories for Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Vanity Fair and many other magazines. Some of those early stories became novels, such as The Silence of Herondale, first published fifty years ago in 1964. Although her first agent famously told her to stick to short stories, saying she would never be able to sustain a full-length novel, Joan Aiken went on to win the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for The Whispering Mountain, and the Edgar Alan Poe award for her adult novel Night Fall. Her best known children's novel, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, was acclaimed by Time magazine as 'a genuine small masterpiece'. In 1999 she was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature, and although best known as a children's writer, Joan Aiken wrote many adult novels, both modern and historical, with her trademark wit and verve. Many have a similar gothic flavour to her children's writing, and were much admired by readers and critics alike. As she said 'The only difference I can see is that children's books have happier endings than those for adults.' You have been warned . . .
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Book Description -. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Emma Watson: The Watsons Completed This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 7719-9780575062719
Book Description - -. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 6545-9780575062719
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Book Description Gollancz, London, 1996. 1st ed.. No inscriptions or annotations; binding tight; dust jacket not price-clipped Used - Very Good. VG hardback in VG dustjacket. Seller Inventory # BOOKS046965I
Book Description Gollancz, UK, 1996. Hardback. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Unclipped. First. Good condition ex library book with usual stamps etc. Jacket is very good unclipped. Protected in clear sleeve. Jane Austen fans - and indeed Joan Aiken fans - will take EMMA WATSON to their hearts as a satisfying and thoroughly absorbing entertainment. If we cannot have new novels by the mistress herself, here is the next best thing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Novel. Seller Inventory # 007899