09/04/1924-01/04/2004)
Daughter of Pulitzer Prize- winning poet Conrad Aiken and younger sister of author of Jane Aiken Hodge.

Book List in Order: 130 titles


  • A brilliant collection of spine-chilling tales by Joan Aiken, author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. From a mysterious traveller who leaves an injured horse with a stranger, to a garden plant that slowly creeps into a house during a thunderstorm ...



  • in More Arabel and Mortimer

    Arabel and her notorious pet raven Mortimer make a welcome return to Penguin Random House Children''s BooksWhen Arabel''s father, Ebenezer Jones, drives his taxi home late one night he comes across ''a large black bird, with a hairy fringe around its...



  • in Arabel and Mortimer Stories

    Arabel and her notorious raven Mortimer make a welcome return to the Puffin nest!When Arabel's father, Ebenezer Jones, drives his taxi home late one night he comes across 'a large black bird, with a hairy fringe around its beak.' He takes it home and...



  • CRIME AND MYSTERY STORIES BY20 VENDORS OF VILLAINYMystery Writers of America is pleased to present this sinister volume of larceny, deception, and murder, brought to you by the very finest purveyors of perfidy.Donald E. Westlake tells a tale of a che...



  • in The Gift Giving: Favourite Stories

    'Joan Aiken's invention seemed inexhaustible, her high spirits a blessing, her sheer storytelling zest a phenomenon. She was a literary treasure, and her books will continue to delight for many years to come' PHILLIP PULLMAN'Favourite stories, like u...



  • “Among the stories collected in this omnibus, are some of the very first Joan Aiken stories that I ever fell in love with, starting with the title story ‘The People in the Castle,’ which is a variation on the classic tales of fairy wives.”―...



  • in The Monkey's Wedding and Other Stories

    Joan Aiken's stories captivated readers for fifty years. They're funny, smart, gentle, and occasionally very, very scary. The stories in The Monkey's Wedding are collected here for the very first time and include six never before published, as well a...



  • Dido Twite’s sharp wits are put to the test in this new adventure in the Wolves Chronicles. After King Richard dies, Dido’s good pal Simon is put on the English throne, but he hates being cooped up in drafty St. James Palace, and his crusty old a...



  • in Is and Cold Shoulder Road

    Is (short for Isabett) Twite is the younger sister of Dido, every bit as spunky and compelling as her older sibling and with the same habit of attracting bizarre adventures. The two unputdownable novels in which she is the heroine, "Is" and "Cold Sho...







  • Joan Aiken tells the story of Window and her sailor brother, Handle, who live in a small house in a wooded hollow. Each autumn, Handle must sweep the huge piles of leaves away. But one day, he breaks the news that he must go away on an extra long t...



  • Joan Aiken was famous for her spine-tingling ghost stories, and this collection presents five classic Aiken chillers in a new, accessible edition. Ghosts appear both in the strangest and most familiar places, but their effect is often the same, inspi...



  • Dido and Simon are in danger in this new addition to the Wolves Chronicles. Dido, back in England from America, is almost instantly kidnapped and taken to a derelict mansion surrounded by a deadly moat. The evil baron residing there, who is also a we...



  • The story of Snow White, her evil stepmother, a talented mirror, a woodsman, a prince, and seven small, hard-working men has never been more exciting or revealing than in this beautiful and feisty retelling by beloved children's book author Joan Aike...



  • In this third St Boan mystery, Ned is summoned once again by his Aunt Lal to help the famous but cantankerous poet, Sir Thomas Menhenitt. In confronting the poet's problems, Ned rescues Sir Tom's granddaughter, Jonquil from a bizarre and highly dange...



  • When Davey and his sister are orphaned, their grandmother comes from a remote island to look after them—bringing macabre powers and dark secrets When Davey and his family moved to the city from the island of Muckle Burra off the coast of Scotland, ...



  • When Ned is sent to stay with his aunt and uncle in Thunder's Pocket, he's not very pleased. But from the moment a bird flies into the train carriage on his journey there, Ned realises this isn't going to be an ordinary seaside holiday. Has the eccen...



  • The complete collection of twenty-four charming and magical Armitage family stories. Includes a prelude by the author and introductions from Garth Nix and Lizza Aiken....



  • A collection of thirteen tales by Joan Aiken. She can be scary (everyone knows her fascination with wolves and witches) and poetic (as in "Moonshine in the Mustard Pot" or "The Lilac in the Lake"). But whatever she sets her hand to, it is the work of...



  • Joan Aiken, one of Jane Austen's most sparkling successors, takes up Austen's pen yet again, this time continuing where Pride and Prejudice left off in Lady Catherine's Necklace.In Austen's classic novel, the arrogant Lady Catherine de Bourgh tried v...







  • This eagerly awaited addition to Joan Aiken's award-winning Wolves series takes us on Dido's most imaginative adventure yet! Dido Twite has been sailing the high seas, chasing after Lord Herodsfoot, who is scouring the globe for new and interestin...



  • Harriet Ward, known as Hatty by her sisters Lady Bertram and Mrs. Norris, does not at the age of twelve seem destined for a career of infamy. However, treated with utter contempt by her elder sisters, she is banished by her father to an uncle's estab...



  • Powdered sea-horse, green-glass tree snails, and moonbeams: these are the ingredients for Mrs Lallyday Lee's moon cake. Can Tom resist a taste? This collection of short stories also tells of a dancing palm tree, entrancing music, and hatching dragons...



  • The Fog Hounds are silent, mysterious and deadly. They roam the land from dusk to dawn. No one who is chased by them ever lives to tell the tale. But Tad is not afraid. Tad wants one for himself, and when he comes face to face with a Fog Hound puppy,...



  • An English orphan unwittingly holds the key to a powerful source of magic The graduation ceremony of the Grand and Ancient College of Siberian Witches takes place in the winter darkness of the Far North. But despite the celebration, the night is full...



  • Jane Austen wrote the untitled fragment that was later called The Watsons in 1803-5, and it was published posthumously in 1871. Joan Aiken, well known for her Jane Austen sequels and children's books, finishes the fragment, introducing a new hero and...



  • What does a cockatrice enjoy most for dinner? Anyone it can find. So the alarmed inhabitants of England discover when a plague of monsters -- known as cockatrices -- invade their country and begin gobbling them up. They must be stopped! A plucky b...



  • Jane Austen wrote the untitled fragment that was later called The Watsons in 1803-5, and it was published posthumously in 1871. Joan Aiken, well known for her Jane Austen sequels and children's books, finishes the fragment, introducing a new hero and...




  • in A Handful of Gold

    A collection of Joan Aiken stories, including: All You've Ever Wanted / The Rocking Donkey / The People In the Castle / Miss Hooting's Legacy / The Third Wish / A Harp of Fishbones / The Serial Garden / The Dark Streets of Kimball's Green...







  • Having freed the children enslaved in the northern mines, Is Twite and her cousin Arun return to Folkestone to find Arun's mother. But she has disappeared without a trace. There's plenty of evidence of strange goings-on now that the Channel Tunnel is...



  • Here are ten ghastly, ghostly, weird and witty tales from a master of suspense, Joan Aiken. Each macabre story takes readers from the everyday world to the fantastic, creating a collection full of delightful shivers that will hold readers spellbound....



  • A simple novel intended for young readers who are ready to move on from picture books to something slightly more demanding. Based on the BBC puppet drama series featuring Arabel Jones and her pet raven, Mortimer, the story tells what happens when a m...



  • in The Winter Sleepwalker and Other Stories

    These fairytales are like no others. The "Winter Sleepwalker and Other Stories" will introduce you to sea kings and witches, princesses and giant pink snakes. From Martian monsters dumped on Earth to football played in space, there's magi...



  • A Young Woman Longing for Adventure and an Artistic Life... Because she's an illegitimate child, Eliza is raised in the rural backwater with very little supervision. An intelligent, creative, and free-spirited heroine, unfettered by the strictures...



  • A terrific stocking stuffer, here is a collection of nine original, spooky Christmas tales--each a compelling page-turner--from bestselling writers including Newbery Medal-winner Joan Aiken....



  • Can Jon find a ghostly horse that’s been extinct for centuries? Jon is a lonely orphan who lives on a farm with his adopted parents. When they ask what he’d like for his birthday, Jon knows immediately: to see the Moropus, a prehistoric horse tha...



  • A zany adventure featuring Arabel Jones and her mischievous pet raven, Mortimer. When neighbourhood gardens are mysteriously sabotaged just days before the judging of the Rumbury Town Gala, everyone agrees that Mortimer is bound to be at the bottom o...



  • in All Hallows' Eve

    In All Hallows' Eve, gifted writers have concocted a Regency witches' cauldron of romance and shadows, love and laughter, horror and delight. Joan Aiken's story conjures a peer's ghost who wreaks destruction on a modern guest-house; lovers invoke ...



    • / Traditional Regency
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    When young Pandora Crumbe's mother dies suddenly at the luncheon table, Pandora falls into the care of Lady Mariana Morningquest and finds herself taking on an essential role in her new family....







  • Three interlocking ghost stories that, together, span two centuries. In a gracious Georgian house in Mermaid Street, Rye, can be sensed a disturbed alien presence, a restless spirit that seems to be pleading for some service to be performed. In 1...



  • The Shoemaker's boy works alone in his father's shop, when his father goes off on a long quest to find a way to cure his wife's mysterious illness. At night Jem has some strange and frightening experiences. He has three strange visitors a...



  • Here, headstrong, self-important Emma Woodhouse is pushed from center stage as the limelight falls on the childhood and maturation of her foil. Orphaned Jane is brought up by her shabby-genteel aunt and grandmother in Highbury, near the Woodhouse fam...



  • Ten short stories with elements of horror or the supernatural, including: Number Four, Bowstring Lane Earrings An L-Shaped Grave Something Birthday Gifts The Rose-Garden Dream Watkyn, Comma The Shrieking Door Cousin Alice The Leg...





  • A collection of eerie tales illustrated with black-and-white images conjures up truly believable ghosts and lets them loose in modern settings with frightening results. Stories include: • Cold Harbour • Movable Eyes • Beezelbub's Baby...



  • Kimballs Green Junior School’s newest student is more than a little strange—in fact, she might be the feared daughter of the Erl King! Kevin loves sharing the stories his grandmother used to tell him about trolls and witches with his school frien...



  • Actress Cat Conwill has landed the lead part in Middlemarch being filmed by Pyramid Television on location at Knoyle Court. The estate's owner Lord James Tybold Fortuneswell appears and is smitten by Cat, who has been transformed into a silver blonde...



  • In the 1930's eleven-year-old Julia goes to spend the summer with her playwright father and finds that he has abandoned her to the care of her pre-occupied stepmother who seems unaware of the strange voices that haunt Julia every night....



  • When The Jones' Decide To Go To A Ball, Arabel And Her Raven Mortimer Are Left To Be Looked After By Chris Cross. All Is Well Until Mortimer Spills The Last Drop Of Milk In The House. They Go Off In Search Of A Carton Of Milk, Their Absence Spark...







  • in Give Yourself a Fright

    Readers beware! Mischievous ghosts, ancient curses, and monstrous spirits inhabit these thirteen spine-tingling tales. Enter a world of fantasy where a blast of a whistle brings a boy from the past, where a ghostly awl perches night after night at th...



  • Kidnapped! Felix Brooke has been summoned for a risky mission: to recover the kidnapped children of Dona Conchita, the cousin of his old friend Juana. But these are dangerous times in Spain, and the mission could be a trap. Felix warily sets off with...



  • A holiday in Ireland leads to more extraordinary adventures for Mortimer and Arabel, this time including an iceberg and a dinosaur!...



  • More mysterious goings on in Rumbury Town, things are disappearing, including Mr. Jones's taxi. Mortimer solves the mystery in his usual crazy way....



  • Seeking to become the best fiddler in the land, a boy angers the Moon, who seeks revenge by making his sister mute, but when a monster threatens the land, it is only the boy's music that can subdue it and restore his sister's voice. The Mo...



  • in A Goose on Your Grave: Stories of Horror, Suspense & Fantasy

    A Goose on Your Grave: Stories of Horror, Suspense and Fantasy. The collection as a whole feels cohesive; there are recurring themes such as time travel, the capabilities of the human mind to create and accept the extraordinary, a love of animals, pa...



  • Joan Aiken's last 19th century romance tells the story of two identical but unrelated schoolfriends finishing the education at the Abbey school, Reading. Alvey, one of the two girls, agrees to impersonate the other in order to find herself a refu...



  • The future of two very different - yet physically identical - young ladies converge in Joan Aiken's stunning historical novel, Deception . Dreadfully self-righteous Louisa wants to escape her grand family life in Northumberland and become ...



  • Readers who have followed Dido Twite's escapades in Black Hearts in Battersea and Nightbirds on Nantucket will welcome her return in another wild adventure. Dido Twite is finally back home in London and reunited with her old friend Simon, now the ...



  • All these delightful stories are concerned with sleeping and waking, dreams, and night time, and around each tale is woven the theme of a familiar lullaby or bedtime song. There are also many memorable characters - helpful crows, a malicious kelpie, ...







  • A collection of nine magical tales about strange lands inhabited by princesses and kelpies. Stories about everyday places where magical and mysterious things happen to ordinary children, include an oak tree falling in love with a girl and a boy's...



  • Some of them belonged to the elegance and intrigue of Mansfield Park... others could not stay away Mary -- the charming, duplicitous lady, determined to defy her fatal illness and to find a match for her bachelor brother... Henry -- the ever-fi...



  • Four new Arabel and Mortimer stories, not published singly. More wild and wonderful adventures for Arabel and her pet raven Mortimer with a bad cat, an army of mice, a telephone prankster, a very unrestful holiday for Mr. Jones, and Arabel's horri...



  • The last chimney cuckoo -- Miss Hotting's legacy -- The gift-giving -- The dog on the roof -- The missing heir -- Up the chimney down -- Christmas at Troy -- The midnight rose -- The happiest sheep in London -- The fire dogs -- Potter's gray....



  • A trio of fantasy and adventure tales by the award-winning author of the beloved Wolves Chronicles In “Fog Hounds,” Tad and his sister, Ermina, know better than to venture outside after dusk. Twilight is the time when huge misty creatures roam t...



  • A JOURNEY GUIDED BY FATE Shipwrecked, knocked unconscious, and imprisoned! To some this may seem like a streak of mighty bad luck, but Felix Brooke can't help but believe there is a reason for all his suffering. When Felix finds an injured boy on th...



  • A secret village of elves living in the cupboard must fend off vacuum witches and deep-freeze trolls in the battles of the kitchen wars The people who live in the house have no idea that an entire village of elves resides in their china cupboard, beh...



  • Three adventures of a little girl, Arabel, and her pet raven, Mortimer. MORTIMER’S TIE (Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 4) The Jones Family are offered a cruise to Spain on a luxury liner, but things go wrong when Mortimer's favourite green tie is blow...



  • Depleted by a passionate life brimming with love and lovers, free-spirited Clytie Churchill becomes haunted by the shadows of her past until a harrowing experience, when she is held captive with a French doctor, transforms her...



  • Arabel’s Great Aunt Olwen causes trouble by spring cleaning Mortimer and posting him off to a research station by mistake. Soon Mortimer is up a radio tower sending messages to outer space....







  • Ellen Paget, a young Englishwoman, comes to Paris in 1860 to be governess to a young noble family, but shortly thereafter, tragedy and scandal force her to return to her father's house in Sussex under far-from-happy circumstances. To save her ...



  • In this fantasy adventure, a young girl visits a land where birds carry off men, fish eat human flesh, and she must rescue a pilfered lake. Readers who have followed Dido Twite’s escapades in Black Hearts in Battersea and Nightbirds on Nantucket wi...



  • Thirteen tales blending the commonplace and the bizarre focus on the encounters of young people with the supernatural as in the tale of an unpopular student who masters the powers of a ghostly artifact to seek refuge in a happier time....



  • After the mysterious disappearance of both his mother and older brother, Cosmo is sent away to live with his eccentric mathematician aunt. Lonely and confused, Cosmo must also deal with being the new kid at school. Not an easy assignment! But things ...



  • Two extraordinary tales, and many fates, intertwine in this magnificent novel of India and England in the last years of the eighteenth century. Sixteen-year-old Fanny Paget, newly married to the odious Captain Paget, had come to live with him and...



  • This is the fifth title to be published by Barn Owl about Arabel and her beloved but impossible raven, Mortimer. An enormous hole is being dug in the park and rumour has it that King Arthur's round table is buried there. None of this interests Mortim...



  • One of the novels featuring Arabel and her raven, Mortimer. With Noah the boa using his coils to work the doughnut machine, and with the three giraffes all tangled up on the spiral stair, Mortimer's first night in a zoo was one to be remembered f...



  • The homely and the exotic mix in fifteen unique tales. The macabre and witty stories are a melange of horror guaranteed to send chills up the spine of any sleepless reader. Tales include: The cat flap and the apple pie.--"He".--Time to laugh.-...



  • The hilarious adventures of an elderly pony named Mr. Mendelson and his 2 piano-playing field mice friends  In a wild, remote place called Midnight Park, there lives an elderly Orkney pony named Mr. Mendelson. He is only 3 feet tall, is black all ov...









  • We are taken to peculiar lands where all the magical things that only seem to happen in dreams really do happen. We meet strange creatures by going the wrong way up a one-way street. We learn about what a peculiar muddle your presents can get into wh...



  • He looked so like her hero, Charles the First, that it was easy to fall in love -- and into trouble. She shopped along the Ponte Vecchio. She spoke Italian and French with fluency and knew more English history than many a girl born and reared in ...



  • Across the stormy sea, destiny awaits.... Felix Brooke, the orphaned son of an English soldier and an aristocratic Spanish mother, has been raised in his grandfather's strict, loveless household in Villaverde, Spain. When Felix gains possession of a ...



  • in The Faithless Lollybird and Other Stories

    A collection of magical stories, including: Moonshine In the Mustard Pot / The Cat Who Lived In a Drainpipe / A Handful of Dark Blue Fur / The Night the Stars Were Gone / The Faithless Lollybird / Kiss Your Hand to the Magpie / The Looking-Glass Tree...



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    Mike Meiklejohn, an aspiring English stage designer, brings her mother to Greece to recuperate from an accident, there she becomes a hostage as police close in on a murderer. She had to wait a moment or two, then the door was puller open very sudd...



  • A collection of horror stories for young adult readers. The stories are: 1. Cricket, 2. The Man Who Had Seen the Rope Trick, 3. Do You Dig Grieg, 4. Belle of the Ball, 5. Five Green Moons, 6. Smell, 7. Furry Night, 8. As Gay as Cheese, 9. Sultan'...



  • in The Far Forests: Tales of Romace, Fantasy, and Suspense

    A collection of short stories, including: Lodging for the Night / Postman's Knock / As Gay As Cheese / Furry Night / Five Green Moons / Sultan's Splash / The Far Forests / The Story About Caruso / The Rented Swan / Safe and Soundproof / Crick...



  • "Marry Me!" That is what her cousin Gareth asked Delphie Carteret to do. It was just a make-believe ceremony, and, in exchange, Delphie's ailing mother would receive an annuity for life. Delphie was in no position to refuse. She was already los...




  • Near the top of a three-hundred-foot crag perched a roofless ruin with crumbling battlements and shattered buttresses....Apart from the ruined castle there seemed to be no other sign of human life, unless you counted a couple of fishing boats well ou...









  • A boy with a serious heart condition takes the decision that he wants to die, and disappears from home. While his family are searching for him, they receive a ransom note from men claiming they have kidnapped the boy....



  • in All But a Few



  • Mortimer the Raven is causing yet more chaos and mayhem in Rumbury town. Things get even worse when Arabel takes Mortimer roller-skating with her three nasty cousins Cindy, Mindy and Lindy....



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    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,...







  • Four-year-old Arabel Jone's life is changed forever when her father, a taxi driver, brings home an injured bird he finds in the street. Arabel falls in love at first sight, and names the bird Mortimer. This wacky raven eats everything in sight, a...



  • A temporary job with Folia Films seems like a lifeline for Jane Drummond. A chance to escape from money worries, a husband who acts like a stranger -- and the unsettling presence of Tom Roland, a one-time colleague to whom she feels uncomfortably att...







  • An idyllic, sun-drenched Greek island ... a fortified palace whose ancient walls hid dark and dangerous secrets ... a sardonic millionaire with bizarre tastes and lavish charities ... a disappearing sailboat ... a vanishing corpse ... a gaunt and gui...



  • 'For sheer enjoyability this tops almost anything' -- The Times Intelligent and spirited Georgia March flies to the beautiful Greek island of Dendros to meet her cousin Sweden, but upon arrival finds her cousin Sweden's body lying in a pool blood...



  • in The Harp of Fishbones and Other Stories

    A collection of stories from master story-teller Joan Aiken. Contents include: A Harp of Fishbones / The Boy With a Wolf's Foot / Mrs. Nutti's Fireplace / Hope / The Lost Five Minutes / The Rose of Puddle Fratrum / The Jar of Cobblestones / A...



  • in The Kingdom Under the Sea and Other Stories

    A collection of eleven fairy tales from eastern Europe retold by a noted English author....



  • When Dido Twite sets foot back on English soil, more mischief awaits. As her friend Captain Hughes recovers from a carriage accident, Dido stays at the Dogkennel Cottages and meets the odd inhabitants of Tegleaze Manor: strange old Lady Tegleaze, her...



  • in The Green Flash and Other Tales of Horror, Suspense, and Fantasy

    A collections of suspenseful short stories from Joan Aiken, including: Mrs. Considine / Marmalade Wine / Sonata for Harp and Bicycle / The Dreamers / Follow My Fancy / Smell / Searching for Summer / A View of the Heath / Belle of the Ball / Summer By...



  • The two old ladies had lived there together for so long that even their friends found it difficult to tell them apart. One thing was certain, however: one of them was dead (murdered?) and the other had disappeared. To unravel the tangles for herse...



  • Anything is magically possible in these twelve short stories by gifted storyteller, Joan Aiken. Imagine ordering a sunny day from the local weather witch, asking an appletree to answer the telephone and making a beautiful garden out of old cereal box...



  • in Girl's Choice

    A new book of stories. Illustrated by Jeannette Giblin....



  • Haunted by a recurrent nightmare, a young English girl travels to Cornwall to trace the source of the dream. Return to Penlaggen Many years had passed since Meg Frazier last saw the isolated village of Penlaggen and the great, half-ruined man...







  • in The Windscreen Weepers and Other Tales of Horror, Suspense & Fantasy

    A collection of stories originally published in journals and magazines like Argosy and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Contents include: Marmalade Wine / Belle of the Ball / Mrs. Considine / Follow My Fancy / Dead Language Master / A Train Full ...



  • A collection of short stories, including: Prelude / Yes, But Today Is Tuesday / The Frozen Cuckoo / Sweet Singeing in the Choir / Harriet's Hairloom / The Ghostly Governess / The Land of Trees and Heroes / The Stolen Quince Tree / A Batch of Magi...



  • Here are eight gloriously imaginative stories for eight satisfying sessions of bedtime reading. There's a flying apple pie, a cat that's bigger than an elephant, a house that lays an egg, storybook animals that leap out of their books at night, and a...



  • In the small town of Pennygaff, where Owen has been sent to live after his mother’s death, a legendary golden harp has been found. Knowing of the prophesy of the Harp of Teirtu, Owen must prevent the magic harp from falling into the evil clutches o...



  • TRIAL BY TERROR Her young life shadowed by tragedy, lovely Caroline Conroy was forced against her will to return to her father’s lonely manor house -- Woodhue. She hated to leave her husband for even a few days -- and she feared Woodhue House...



  • 'Waiting for her, he was on edge with expectation. He had never planned a murder before ... Only sheer necessity was making him do it now ...' Coincidence couldn't explain the three accidental deaths. It had to be something more - something sin...



  • Aulis had been reluctant to recuperate in Cornwall but she soon found herself enchanted by the dreamy seascape and magnetically drawn to Charles Foley, although he had only a year to live. But uneasiness soon gnawed at Aulis' peace of mind. Eleanor, ...



  • When Charles is given just twelve months to live, his doctor sister takes him to a small Cornish village to end his days. They are joined by other friends including Tuesday, the young author of an unexpectedly sensational novel that brings her nothin...



  • Having had enough of life on board the ship that saved her from a watery grave, Dido Twite wants nothing more than to sail home to England. Instead, Captain Casket's ship lands in Nantucket, where Dido and the captain's daughter, Dutiful Penitence, a...



  • In The Shadow. It had begun like a routine, uneventful assignment -- accompanying the agency film crew on location in Cornwall. It might, Martha Gilroy hoped, even help her forget Lucian, the man she had loved and lost. But high on the rocky Cornwall...







  • Martha Gilroy works for an advertising agency, filming a TV commercial on location on the stunning Cornish coast. The client is the eccentric owner of a chemicals company that has invented a new, almost irresistible perfume, and Martha is in charge o...



  • It had begun like a routine, uneventful assignment -- accompanying the agency crew on location in Cornwall. It might even, Martha Gilroy hoped, help her forget Lucien, the man she had loved and lost. But high on the Cornwall cliffs, in the shadow...



  • The House of Secrets After her father died, Anette moved to a beautiful house by the sea and tried to forget. Against her will she found herself drawn into the social life of the town. Much to her surprise, she fell in love with a famous artist. B...



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    Deborah Lindsay sought peace and security when she accepted the post of governess to a teenage girl. Instead she found terror and murder. Isolated in the Gilmartin ancestral home in Herondale, Deborah and young Carreen were left to face a nameless...



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    In this chilling beginning to The Wolves Chronicles, two little cousins are left in the care of an evil governess. They escape and travel 400 miles to London with their friend Simon and his geese. A sad and sinister howling arose. It was the far-off ...



  • Simon, the foundling from The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, arrives in London to meet an old friend and pursue the study of painting. Instead he finds himself unwittingly in the middle of a wicked crew's fiendish caper to overthrow the good King James ...



  • 'The Under People. They live in a huge Cave. They are thought to be boring upwards. Giant worms and flying ants. Underground magic.' Mickle, the palace cat, knows the kingdom is in danger. He can feel it in his whiskers and he has found a mysteriou...



  • A collection of short stories from the prolific children's author. Includes: Smoke From Cromwell's Time / A Small Pinch of Weather / The River Boy / All You've Ever Wanted / The Lilac in the Lake / The Rocking Donkey / The King Who Stood ...



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    Joan Aiken's second book, More Than You Bargained For, is a collection of fourteen short stories, featuring a bargain birthday present that turns out to be magical, a family tree that grows inside the house, and a princess who falls in love with ...



  • in All & More (Anthology)

    Joan Aiken's first published book, All You've Ever Wanted is a collection of nineteen short stories. What use is an iron that turns everything to gold? How can you get rid of a ghostly governess who makes you do homework all night? What would...







  • The Children Of London Are VanishingNo one knows why, so Is Twite, younger sister of Dido Twite (from Dido and Pa and Nightbirds on Nantucket), sets out to discover the whereabouts of Arun, her cousin, and Davie, the king's only son -- both missing.I...


Complete Series List in Order

Arabel and Mortimer

1) Arabel's Raven (Apr-1972)
2) Arabel, Mortimer and the Escaped Black Mamba (Jan-1989)
3) The Bread Bin = Mortimer's Bread Bin (Apr-1974)
4) Mortimer's Tie (Sep-1976)
5) Mortimer and the Sword Excalibur (Jan-1979)
6) The Spiral Stair (Jan-1979)
7) The Mystery of Mr. Jones's Disappearing Taxi (Sep-1988)
8) Mortimer's Portrait on Glass (Sep-1988)
9) Mortimer's Cross (Jan-1983)
10) Mortimer Says Nothing and Other Stories (Jan-1985)
11) Mortimer and Arabel (Oct-1992)
12) Mortimer's Mine (Sep-1994)
Arabel and Mortimer (Jul-1983)

Felix Brooke

1) Go Saddle the Sea (Oct-1977)
2) Bridle the Wind (Nov-1983)
3) The Teeth of the Gale (Oct-1988)

Jane Austen sequels

1) Mansfield Revisited (Mar-1985)
2) Jane Fairfax (Sep-1990)
3) Eliza's Daughter (May-1994)
4) Emma Watson (Sep-1996)
4) The Watsons and Emma Watson (Jan-1997)
5) Lady Catherine's Necklace (Apr-2000)

Paget Family

1) The Smile of the Stranger (Jan-1978)
2) The Lightning Tree = The Weeping Ash (Jan-1980)
3) The Young Lady from Paris = Girl from Paris (Apr-1982)

Wolves Chronicles

1) The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1963)
2) Black Hearts in Battersea (Jun-1960)
3) Nightbirds on Nantucket (Jun-1966)
4) The Stolen Lake (Sep-1981)
5) Dangerous Games / Limbo Lodge (Feb-1999)
6) The Cuckoo Tree (Sep-1971)
7) Dido and Pa (Aug-1986)
8) Is = Is Underground (May-1922)
9) Cold Shoulder Road (Nov-1995)
10) Midwinter Nightingale (Jun-2003)
11) The Witch of Clatteringshaws (Jan-2005)
Whispering Mountain (Jan-1968)

Multi-Author Series List

Fairytale Retellings: Snow White

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Oct-2002)

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Lady Catherine's Necklace (Apr-2000)

Jane Austen's Mansfield Park

Mansfield Revisited (Mar-1985)

Jane Austen's Emma

Jane Fairfax (Sep-1990)

Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility

Eliza's Daughter (May-1994)

Award-Winning Books by Joan Aiken

Night Fall
1972 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- Juvenile