Joan Aiken

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Joan Aiken


Born
in Rye, East Sussex, The United Kingdom
September 04, 1924

Died
January 04, 2004

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Joan Aiken was a much loved English writer who received the MBE for services to Children's Literature. Her most famous classic, THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE has been in print for over 50 years with a new AUDIO recorded by her daughter Lizza. She was known as a writer of wild fantasy, Gothic novels and unforgettable short stories.
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Joan's Life in brief:
She was born in Rye, East Sussex, into a family of writers, including her father, Conrad Aiken (who won
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Joan Aiken isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.
Aiken fans will be delighted to discover a new collection of her stories "The Monkey's Wedding" due out on April 19th.

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These stories, some never published before, show Aiken at the beginning of her career, and display her astonishing gift for fantasy and the insanely inventive plots which became her trademark in later years. A singing mermaid in a bottle,... Read more of this blog post »
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“Words are like spices. Too many is worse than too few.”
Joan Aiken, The Last Slice of Rainbow and Other Stories

“She thought about Penny’s stories. There was one about a man who had three wishes and married a swan. If I had three wishes, I know what I’d wish for, thought Is. I’d wish for those two boys to be found, and for us all to be back on Blackheath Edge. She thought about Penny teaching her to read. “What’s the point of reading?” Is had grumbled at first. “You can allus tell me stories, that’s better than reading.” “I’ll not always be here,” Penny had said shortly. “Besides, once you can read, you can learn somebody else. Folk should teach each other what they know.” “Why?” “If you don’t learn anything, you don’t grow. And someone’s gotta learn you.”

Well, thought Is, if I get outta here, I’ll be able to learn some other person the best way to get free from a rolled-up rug.”
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“Why do we want to have alternate worlds? It's a way of making progress. You have to imagine something before you do it. ”
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