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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
  

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Part of the The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase Sequence Series
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Good King James III is on the throne and the country is ravaged by wolves which have migrated through the newly-opened Channel Tunnel. When Sylvia and Bonnie fall into the hands of evil Miss Slighcarp, they must use all their wits to escape unscathed.

August 2010 Guest Editor Veronica Henry on The Wolves of Willoughby Chase...

This wonderful tale kicks off a series of gripping adventures in Jacobean England, and definitely gave me a hunger for writing – I found my copy the other day, with Joan Aiken name firmly crossed out and replaced with my own in pencil. I only wish I did have her page-turning powers!


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. The first of Joan Aiken's wild Dickensian adventure stories set in the non-existent reign of James III when wolves have crossed from Europe (via the Channel Tunnel) to surround Willoughby Chase outside, and the wicked pro-Hanoverian Miss Slighcarp terrorises her charges within. But the girls are quick-witted, resourceful, brave. . . A treat for imaginative readers with a taste for romantic escapades.
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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

1832 - a period of English History that never happened. Good King James III is on the throne and the country is ravaged by wolves which have migrated through the newly-opened Channel Tunnel. When Sylvia and Bonnie (both orphans) fall into the hands of evil Miss Slighcarp, they must use all their wits to escape unscathed - for the governess is more cruel and merciless than the wolves that surround the great house of Willoughby Chase.


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A wild and evocative fantasy, stylishly told, with a tremendous romantic appeal * Observer * Altogether an invigorating book, in whihc the wit and nonsense make such a sparkling fizz together that it is hard to tell one from the other * Times Literary Supplement * One genuine small masterpiece. Almost a copy-book lesson in those virtues that a classic children's book must possess * Time Magazine * Joan Aiken is a marvel -- Philip Pullman * Guardian *


About the Author

Joan Aiken

Joan Aiken was born on 4 September 1924 in Rye, East Sussex and produced one of her best-loved works, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, in 1962, the first in her highly acclaimed series, the 'Wolves Chronicles'. Many classics followed, and Joan was awarded the MBE for services to Children's Literature in 1999. Much loved as a writer of astonishing imagination for adults and children alike, she died on 4 January 2004 at the age of seventy-nine.

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Publication date

4th March 2004

Author

Joan Aiken

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Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Format

Paperback
192 pages

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Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780099456636

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