…and it doesn’t all end with romance! Joan Aiken’s modern suspense novels, full of grown up heroines who are every bit as plucky and determined as Dido Twite, and who have just as many extraordinary adventures, are now all being re-published as EBooks.
Joan Aiken’s writing for adults drew on her own fairly colourful life experience, as much as on her enjoyment of dramatic and sensational reading, and while she had planned since childhood to be a writer and carry on in her family profession, the early death of the husband she met at nineteen, had a profound effect on her, leaving her, in her twenties, free to pursue her chosen career, but with the financial responsibility for a young family – a combination which strongly marked not only her own personality but that of her fictional heroines.
As one reader commented, she usually wrote about young women who found…
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