In northern England in 1842, fourteen-year-old Lucas leads a lonely, monotonous existence in the house of his unpleasant guardian until the unexpected arrival of an unusual little girl presages a series of events that completely change his life.
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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 Viking Books for Young Readers, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110670474835
Book Description Viking Books for Young Readers, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0670474835