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Aiken, Joan 1924-2004

Overview
Works: 508 works in 2,357 publications in 15 languages and 80,102 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Humorous stories  Bildungsromans  Drama  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Author, Printer, Contributor, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PZ7.A2695, [FIC]
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The wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken( Book )

120 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 4,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage, Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia are left in the cruel care of Miss Slighcarp. Together with Simon the Gooseboy, they make a daring escape, but they must find a way to wrest Willoughby Chase from Miss Slighcarp's evil clutches
The serial garden : the complete Armitage family stories by Joan Aiken( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Armitage and their children, Harriet, Mark, and little Milo, as they try to find innovative ways to cope with a variety of extraordinary events including stray unicorns in the garden, lessons in magic that go awry, and eviction from their house to make way for a young magicians' seminary
Nightbirds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken( Book )

45 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fate of an 11-year-old girl depends on the whimsy of a pink whale. 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, are left in the care of Dutiful's sinister Aunt Tribulation. In Tribulation's farmhouse, life is unbearable. When mysterious men lurk about in the evening fog, the resourceful Dido rallies against their shenanigans with help from Dutiful, a cabinboy named Nate, and a pink whale
Black hearts in Battersea by Joan Aiken( Book )

66 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon, the foundling from the earlier book, The wolves of Willoughy Chase, arrives in London to meet an old friend and pursue the study of painting, but he finds himself in the middle of a wicked crew's plan to overthrow good King James and the Duke and Duchess of Battersea
Midnight is a place by Joan Aiken( Book )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The cuckoo tree by Joan Aiken( Book )

33 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the result of an accident a young girl is faced with the responsibility of foiling a Hanoverian plot to put St. Paul's Cathedral on rollers and roll it into the River Thames during the coronation of James IV
The stolen lake by Joan Aiken( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On her way to England from Nantucket aboard a British man-o'-war, Dido has many adventures when the ship is diverted to the land of New Cumbria in the southern hemisphere
Mansfield revisited by Joan Aiken( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaginatively extends the plot of Jane Austen's classic novel, "Mansfield Park," beyond the point where Fanny marries Edmund and when Susan comes to live at Mansfield
If I were you by Joan Aiken( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the world of early nineteenth-century England, Louisa and Alvey, two girls who look exactly alike, switch identities and become entangled in a web of complication
Jane Fairfax : Jane Austen's Emma, through another's eyes by Joan Aiken( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen's Emma has been a favorite novel for Austenites since 1816. In the mid-1990s it became a favorite movie for millions of new admirers. A key reason for Emma's success is that the story has two heroines-Emma Woodhouse and Jane Fairfax. In Austen's novel, Jane's backgound is left obscure, and the turmoil underlying her current reduced circumstances in mysterious. At last we learn her whole story in Joan Aiken's superb retelling of Emma-this time from Jane Fairfax's point of view
Lady Catherine's necklace by Joan Aiken( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this "sequel" to Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice, a carriage accident brings the Delaval siblings to Lady Catherine de Bourgh's door, and when Lady Catherine is later kidnapped, some members of her household are revealed "to be not at all what they seemed."--Jacket
A necklace of raindrops and other stories by Joan Aiken( Book )

59 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These eight stories, most of which include a bit of magic, include tales of a wishing mat, an enormous cat, and a very strange house
The smile of the stranger by Joan Aiken( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and German and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Revolution and conflict between France and their native England force Juliana and her father to flee from their Italian home and head back to her grandfather's estate. There Juliana must face a convincing fortune hunter who plans to steal Juliana's inheritance, an aborted elopement, a mysterious woman lurking in the background, and a handsome stranger
The youngest Miss Ward by Joan Aiken( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen herself might be pleased with Aiken's sequel to Mansfield Park, focusing on the life of a newly created younger sister to the three Ward women. Lacking beauty or a dowry, and therefore without social prospects, Hatty Ward is forced to work as an unpaid governess for difficult charges amid depressing surroundings. As the durable Hatty moves from one unhappy living arrangement to the next, Aiken effectively portrays England in the late 18th century, when social class strictly dictated the norms of behavior and an independent, clever young lady was often scorned by her elders. As in her previous Austen sequels (Jane Fairfax, etc.), Aiken captures the language, customs and style of an era when young women's lives were at the mercy of their parents, older siblings and highly connected relatives. Hatty is an admirable heroine, resolutely facing the challenges thrown her way, finding solace in poetry and the accomplishments of her arduous work. References to the distant French Revolution and to the indentured servant route to America bring period authenticity to the story. Intelligent, warmhearted Hatty and the hardships she must endure before she can find true happiness will please Aiken's loyal readers and satisfy Austen fans
Eliza's daughter by Joan Aiken( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel is written as a sequel to Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. In it Eliza, the illegitimate daughter of Colonel Brandon's sister, discovers her parentage and claims her birthright, becoming something of an 18th Century feminist. By the author of Mansfield Park
Emma Watson : the Watsons completed by Joan Aiken( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures in love of Emma and Elizabeth Watson, two characters in Jane Austen's unfinished novel, The Watsons, which this writer set out to complete. The novel follows them as they seek husbands, in the process participating in various social intrigues
The haunting of Lamb House by Joan Aiken( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three closely linked tales told by spirits of the home of such literary figures as Henry James and E.F. Benson
The five-minute marriage by Joan Aiken( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enchanting novel of mystery and romance set in Regency England
The girl from Paris by Joan Aiken( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Dido and Pa by Joan Aiken( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido becomes embroiled with villainous plotters against the king, including her own wicked father
 
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The serial garden : the complete Armitage family stories
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Aiken, Joan

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Aiken, Joan Delano.

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Brown, Joan Delano.

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Brown, John Delano

Delano, Joan Aiken 1924-2004

Eikin, Jōn 1924-2004

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Джоан Айкен

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エイキン, ジョーン

エイケン, J

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The serial garden : the complete Armitage family storiesNightbirds on NantucketBlack hearts in BatterseaMidnight is a placeThe cuckoo treeThe stolen lakeMansfield revisitedJane Fairfax : Jane Austen's Emma, through another's eyes