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!
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.
Publication date: 04/03/2004
Publisher: Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books
|Publication date:||4th March 2004|
|Publisher:||Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books|
|Categories:||Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage),|
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.More About Joan Aiken