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Joan Aiken


(Joan Delano Aiken)
UK flag (1924 - 2004)
Daughter of Conrad Aiken, stepdaughter of Martin Armstrong, sister of Jane Aiken Hodge

Joan Delano Aiken was a much loved English writer who received the MBE for services to Children's Literature. Her most famous classic, THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE,has been celebrating its 50th Anniversary with the publication of three brand new editions of the book and a new AUDIO recorded by her daughter Lizza.
 

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Mystery, Historical Romance, Horror
 
New and upcoming books
December 2023

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Fantastic Fables
 
Series
Wolves of Willoughby Chase
   1. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1962)
   2. Black Hearts in Battersea (1964)
   3. Nightbirds on Nantucket (1966)
   The Whispering Mountain (1968)
   4. The Stolen Lake (1981)
   5. Limbo Lodge (1999)

     aka Dangerous Games

   6. The Cuckoo Tree (1971)
   7. Dido and Pa (1986)
   8. Is (1992)
     aka Is Underground
   9. Cold Shoulder Road (1995)
   10. Midwinter Nightingale (2003)
   11. The Witch of Clatteringshaws (2005)
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Ribs of Death
   1. The Ribs of Death (1967)

     aka The Crystal Crow

   2. Foul Matter (1983)
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Arabel and Mortimer
   1. Arabel's Raven (1972)
   2. Escaped Black Mamba (1973)
   3. Mortimer's Bread Bin (1974)
     aka The Bread Bin
   4. Mortimer's Tie (1976)
   5. Mortimer and the Sword Excalibur (1979)
   6. The Spiral Stair (1979)
   7. The Mystery of Mr Jones's Disappearing Taxi (1982)
   8. Mortimer's Portrait on Glass (1982)
   9. Mortimer's Cross (1983)
   10. Mortimer Says Nothing (1985)
   11. Mortimer and Arabel (1992) (with Lizza Aiken)
   Mortimer's Pocket (1994) (with Lizza Aiken)
   12. Mortimer's Mine (1995)
   Arabel and Mortimer Stories (2019)
   More Arabel and Mortimer (2019)
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Felix
   1. Go Saddle the Sea (1977)
   2. Bridle the Wind (1983)
   3. The Teeth of the Gale (1988)
     aka In the Teeth of the Gale
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Paget Family
   1. The Smile of the Stranger (1977)
   2. The Weeping Ash (1980)
     aka The Lightning Tree
   3. The Girl From Paris (1982)
     aka The Young Lady from Paris
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Jane Austen
   Mansfield Revisited (1984)
   Jane Fairfax (1990)
   Eliza's Daughter (1994)
   Emma Watson (1996)
   The Youngest Miss Ward (1998)
   Lady Catherine's Necklace (2000)
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St Ives
   1. In Thunder's Pocket (2001)
   2. Song of Mat and Ben (2000)
   3. Bone and Dream (2002)
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Novels
   The Kingdom and the Cave (1960)
   The Silence of Herondale (1964)
   The Fortune Hunters (1965)
   Trouble with Product X (1966)
     aka Beware of the Bouquet
   Hate Begins at Home (1967)
     aka Dark Interval
   Night Fall (1969)
   The Embroidered Sunset (1970)
   The Butterfly Picnic (1972)
     aka A Cluster of Separate Sparks
   Died on a Rainy Sunday (1972)
   Midnight Is a Place (1974)
   Voices in an Empty House (1975)
   The Angel Inn (1976)
   Castle Barebane (1976)
   Last Movement (1977)
   The Five-Minute Marriage (1977)
   Come Flee with Me (1978)
   Mice and Mendelson (1978)
   The Shadow Guests (1980)
   The Kitchen Warriors (1983)
   The Haunting of Lamb House (1987)
   Deception (1987)
     aka If I Were You
   The Erl King's Daughter (1988)
   Blackground (1989)
   Morningquest (1992)
   The Midnight Moropus (1993)
   The Cockatrice Boys (1996)
   The Jewel Seed (1997)
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Collections
   All and More (1953)
     aka All You've Ever Wanted
   More Than You Bargained for (1955)
   A Necklace of Raindrops (1968)
   Girl's Choice (1969)
   A Small Pinch of Weather (1969)
   The Windscreen Weepers (1969)
   Smoke from Cromwell's Time (1970)
   The Kingdom Under the Sea (1971)
   The Green Flash (1971)
   A Harp of Fishbones (1972)
   All But a Few (1974)
   Not What You Expected (1974)
   A Bundle of Nerves (1976)
   The Skin Spinners (poems) (1976)
   The Faithless Lollybird (1977)
   The Far Forests (1977)
   Tale of a One-Way Street (1978)
   A Touch of Chill (1979)
   A Whisper in the Night (1981)
   Up the Chimney Down (1984)
   The Last Slice of the Rainbow (1985)
   Past Eight O'Clock (1986)
   A Goose on Your Grave (1987)
   Give Yourself a Fright (1989)
   A Foot in the Grave (1989)
   Shadows and Moonshine (1990)
   A Fit of Shivers (1990)
   The Winter Sleepwalker (1991)
   Silver Jackanory (1991) (with others)
   Haunting Christmas Tales (1991) (with others)
   A Creepy Company (1993)
   A Handful of Gold (1995)
   Dead Man's Lane (1996)
   Simply the Best (1996) (with others)
   Moon Cake (1998)
   Ghostly Beasts (2002)
   Silent Night (2002) (with others)
   Snow Horse (2004)
   The Monkey's Wedding (2011)
   The People in the Castle (2016)
   The Gift Giving (2016)
   Siren Stories (2023)
   A Ghostly Gallery (2023)
   Weather Witches and Wise Women (2023)
   Fantastic Fables (2023)
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Plays
   Winterthing (1972)
   The Mooncusser's Daughter (1974)
   The Tinker's Curse (1978)
   Street (1978)
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Picture Books
   The Moon's Revenge (1987)
   Helena and the Wild Man (2000)
   ise Girl (2000)
   Serve Me Stefan (2000)
   Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (2002)
   The Wooden Dragon (2004)
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
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Omnibus editions
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Series contributed to
Hauntings
   Return to Harken House (1988)
     aka Voices
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Anthologies containing stories by Joan Aiken
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A Cat of Artistic Sensibilities (2021)
(Year of the Cat , book 9)
edited by
Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith
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The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 23 (2012)
(Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, book 23)
edited by
Stephen Jones
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Psychos (2012)
Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane
edited by
John M Skipp

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