Posts tagged with joan-aiken

Aug 19 2015



In honor of Virago's newly-published collection of Joan Aiken's The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories, the Guardian has created a slideshow of images from the author's life...

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Jan 22 2008

Austen Week, part II

(You know, it's very soothing, not having to get creative with my post titles.)We're planning to review a number of Austen continuations this week, and Lord knows there's been a recent outpouring ...

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Jan 26 2005

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, by Joan Aiken


From fairy tales to Edward Gorey, we here at Wordcandy have long enjoyed stories about bad things happening to good children. British author Joan Aiken has been a steady contributor to this fine literary subgenre, from the 1962 publication of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase to the recent (posthumous) publication of the last book in her Wolves Chronicles, The Witch of Clatteringshaws...

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Aug 1 2004

Joan Aiken

Few Wordcandy authors are as uneven as Joan Aiken--but then few authors are as prolific or as ambitious, so we have to forgive the occasional bomb. Joan Aiken wrote over a hundred books, tackling...

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