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The author of the book: Joan Aiken
Edition: G. K. Hall & Company
Date of issue: January 1st 1972
ISBN 13: 9780816160730
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.14 MB
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This is not a book for children (like Goodreads indicates). I saw the front cover on a shelf in my library - all black and ominous, and I was instantly curious. Although the author's style was a bit dry, it was appropriate for the setting and time the characters were from. Plus it added that level of suspense in a terrifying kind of way - that there are truly evil people out there who might be lurking in everyday life. I definitely liked the book - it was scary!! I could feel compassion for the difficult position Jane was put in, leaving her daughter and infant son with such a horrid housekeeper, putting up with a unreliable and alcoholic husband, sadness for Jane having to work and leave her kids for the sake of providing for her family. I did not see the end coming. I thought for sure that everyone in Jane's family was a gonner! Scary!
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Read information about the authorJoan Aiken was a much loved English writer who received the MBE for services to Children's Literature. She was known as a writer of wild fantasy, Gothic novels and short stories.
She was born in Rye, East Sussex, into a family of writers, including her father, Conrad Aiken (who won a Pulitzer Prize for his poetry), and her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge. She worked for the United Nations Information Office during the second world war,and then as an editor and freelance on Argosy magazine before she started writing full time, mainly children's books and thrillers. For her books she received the Guardian Award (1969) and the Edgar Allan Poe Award (1972).
Her most popular series, the "Wolves Chronicles" which began with 'The Wolves of Willoughby Chase', was set in an elaborate alternate period of history in a Britain in which James II was never deposed in the Glorious Revolution,and so supporters of the House of Hanover continually plot to overthrow the Stuart Kings. These books also feature cockney urchin heroine Dido Twite and her adventures and travels all over the world.
Another series of children's books about Arabel and her raven Mortimer are illustrated by Quentin Blake, and have been shown on the BBC as Jackanory and drama series. Others including the much loved 'Necklace of Raindrops' and award winning 'Kingdom Under the Sea' are illustrated by Jan Pieńkowski.
Her many novels for adults include several that continue or complement novels by Jane Austen. These include 'Mansfield Revisited' and 'Jane Fairfax'.
Aiken was a lifelong fan of ghost stories. She set her adult supernatural novel The Haunting of Lamb House at Lamb House in Rye (now a National Trust property). This ghost story recounts in fictional form an alleged haunting experienced by two former residents of the house, Henry James and E. F. Benson, both of whom also wrote ghost stories. Aiken's father, Conrad Aiken, also authored a small number of notable ghost stories.
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