Deception

Deception

by Joan Aiken
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 24/04/2018
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The future of two very different - yet physically identical - young ladies converge in Joan Aiken's stunning historical novel, Deception.


Dreadfully self-righteous Louisa wants to escape her grand family life in Northumberland and become a missionary in India. Imaginative and quiet Alvey has no family and spends her days in peaceful independence. The two girls could not be more different, except for their near identical appearance.


So when Louisa suggests swapping identities it seems like the perfect plan: Alvey will have an elaborate country manor in which to write her book and Louisa would be free to trot across the globe. The girls tangle themselves in each other's lives but at what point can you not return?


Joan Aiken weaves a complicated plot of deception and identity, peopled with strong female characters, in this unique historical romance.

ISBN:
9781760780463
9781760780463
Category:
Historical fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
24-04-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan UK
Joan Aiken

Joan Aiken was born in Sussex in 1924. She was the daughter of the American poet, Conrad Aiken; her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge, is also a novelist. Before joining the 'family business' herself, Joan had a variety of jobs, including working for the BBC, the United Nations Information Centre and then as features editor for a short story magazine. Her first children's novel, The Kingdom of the Cave, was published in 1960.

Joan Aiken wrote over a hundred books for young readers and adults and is recognized as one of the classic authors of the twentieth century. Amanda Craig, writing in The Times, said, 'She was a consummate story-teller, one that each generation discovers anew.' Her best-known books are those in the James III saga, of which The Wolves of Willoughby Chase was the first title, published in 1962 and awarded the Lewis Carroll prize. Both that and Black Hearts in Battersea have been filmed. Her books are internationally acclaimed and she received the Edgar Allan Poe Award in the United States as well as the Guardian Award for Fiction in this country for The Whispering Mountain.

Joan Aiken was decorated with an MBE for her services to children's books. She died in 2004.

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