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Aiken, Joan 1924-2004

Works: 664 works in 2,940 publications in 6 languages and 76,131 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  History  Fantasy fiction  Humorous fiction  Novels  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Printer, Translator, Contributor, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PZ7.A2695, 823.914
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The wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken( Book )
142 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,919 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 )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 2,455 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
Black hearts in Battersea by Joan Aiken( Book )
58 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,397 libraries worldwide
Simon comes to London to study painting. He finds it a sinister place seething with plots, a town of dark alleys, mysterious meetings and still odder disappearances, of the grandeur of eccentric dukes and the evil of conspirators
Nightbirds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken( Book )
44 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,363 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 cabin boy named Nate, and a pink whale
Midnight is a place by Joan Aiken( Book )
37 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,610 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 stolen lake by Joan Aiken( Book )
28 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 1,422 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
The cuckoo tree by Joan Aiken( Book )
36 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 1,363 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 five-minute marriage by Joan Aiken( Book )
21 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
An enchanting novel of mystery and romance set in Regency England
Mansfield revisited by Joan Aiken( Book )
25 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 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
The smile of the stranger by Joan Aiken( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in English and held by 1,156 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
If I were you by Joan Aiken( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,109 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
A necklace of raindrops and other stories by Joan Aiken( Book )
41 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,066 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 girl from Paris by Joan Aiken( Book )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in German and English and held by 1,065 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
Jane Fairfax : Jane Austen's Emma, through another's eyes by Joan Aiken( Book )
21 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and Russian and held by 1,043 libraries worldwide
The outsider who threatens to outshine her new friend Emma in Jane Austen's classic novel of manners and romance takes on a deeper life, with her own feelings and desires
Lady Catherine's necklace by Joan Aiken( Book )
21 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,031 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."
Dido and Pa by Joan Aiken( Book )
21 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
Dido becomes embroiled with villainous plotters against the king, including her own wicked father
The haunting of Lamb House by Joan Aiken( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,011 libraries worldwide
Three closely linked tales told by spirits of the home of such literary figures as Henry James and E. F. Benson
Eliza's daughter by Joan Aiken( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 998 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
The way to write for children by Joan Aiken( Book )
27 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 libraries worldwide
An introduction to the craft of writing children's literature by an award-winning author
The youngest Miss Ward by Joan Aiken( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 991 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
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Alternative Names
Aiken, Joan
Aiken, Joan 1924-
Aiken, Joan Delano
Aiken, Joan Delano 1924-2004
Brown, Joan
Brown, Joan Delano
Brown, Joan Delano 1924-
Brown, Joan Delano 1924-2004
Brown, John Delano
Brown, John Sebastian 1924-2004
Delano, Joan Aiken 1924-2004
Eikin, Jōn 1924-2004
Goldstein, Joan Delano 1924-2004
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Джоан Айкен
Эйкен, Джоан
איקן, ג'ואן
جوان آیکین نویسنده بریتانیایی
جون أيكن، 1924-2004
ജോവാൻ ഐക്കൻ
에이킨, 요왕 1924-2004
에이킨, 조안 1924-2004
에이킨, 조앤 1924-2004
エイキン, ジョーン
エイケン, J
エイケン, ジョーン
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