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  • “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.”―...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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, a...






  • 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...


  • A Junior Library Guild Selection and Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children."A literary treasure."—Philip Pullman"My happiest discovery this year."—Los Angeles TimesThe complete collection of twenty-four charming and magical Armitage fami...


  • The prose of Joan Aiken, her uncanny ability to tell a great story in language that is classically beautiful, her fascinating characters, riveting dialogue, and compelling action, should be better appreciated. Like her father, Conrad Aiken, she is ad...


  • 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...


  • Dido Twite, with the help of some sacred shaman healers, must foil a sinister plot to overthrow the king of a remote South Sea island healers Sailing the high seas in pursuit of Lord Herodsfoot, roving ambassador to the ageing King James III, Dido Tw...


  • 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...


  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...






  • 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...


  • 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 ...


  • 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...


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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...


  • 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...



  • 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....


  • 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...


  • 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.-...


  • 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...



  • 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...


  • 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 ...


  • 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...


  • When the everyday world and the enchanted world overlap -- • A boy is given a rainbow and rolls it up in his pocket, but soon learns he cannot hold on to it forever. • A tree falls in love with a beautiful girl. • A tooth fairy steals a c...



  • 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...







  • 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...


  • 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 ...



  • 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....


  • 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...


  • 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....


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Three further adventures of Arabel and her pet raven, Mortimer, include: THE MYSTERY OF MR. JONES’S DISAPPEARING TAXI (Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 7) More mysterious goings on in Rumbury Town, things are disappearing, including Mr. Jones’s taxi. ...


  • 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....



  • 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...


  • 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...


  • "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...



  • 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 ...




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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...



  • 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....


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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,...


  • Presents three previously published works about a pet raven named Mortimer, who talks, eats everything in sight, and causes all sorts of trouble. ARABEL'S RAVEN (Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 1) Young Arabel's life is changed forever when her father, a...



  • 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...


  • 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...


  • '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...


  • 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...


  • Includes all the stories from Joan Aiken's first two collections of short stories: "All You've Ever Wanted and Other Stories" and "More Than You Bargained For and Other Stories." The stories in this collection are a mixture of the fantastic and ev...



  • 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...


  • 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...



  • 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, ...


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    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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...



  • 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...


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    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 of...


  • 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 Corn...


  • 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...



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    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...


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