"A fantastic adventure story ... Highly entertaining" Sunday Telegraph "Joan Aiken is such a spellbinder" Evening Standard "A writer of wild humour and unrestrained imagination" Oxford Companion to Children's Literature "Joan Aiken is a marvel" -- Philip Pullman Guardian
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About the Author
Joan Aiken, daughter of the American writer Conrad Aiken, was born in Rye, Sussex, England, and has written more than sixty books for children, including The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.