More Joan Aiken

Waterstones succeeded in prying money for copies of “Wolves of Willoughby Chase” and “Black Hearts in Battersea” from my rarely opened wallet today. It will be interesting to find out what happens to Simon in Battersea. I went for the older Red Fox published versions (principally because they were cheaper).

battersea chase


4 thoughts on “More Joan Aiken

    1. earthbalm

      There is no doubt that I will. For me they are now ‘up there’ with my other favourites – the “Earthsea” books by Ursula K LeGuin and the historical fiction of Rosemary Sutcliff.
      I’ve just left Simon having met Battersea for the first time. Can’t wait until I read chapter five later. I’m trying to ration myself as I think I sped through “Wolves” too hastily and missed some subtleties. I love those ‘scratchy’ illustrations that graced books from the 50s until the 70s. I’m thinking seriously about investing in some Folio editions of these books I love. Thanks for commenting. It’s good to know that the promotion of your mother’s legacy is in your capable hands.

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