Midnight is a Place

Midnight is a Place

by Joan Aiken
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 01/05/2014
  $10.99

Lucas is lonely. Orphaned and sent to live with his formidable guardian in a vast mansion, he longs for a friend.


Then Anna-Marie arrives. She's spoilt and wilful - and practically half his age. Lucas feels more alone than ever.


But one night something terrible happens. Lucas and Anna-Marie face a terrifying and treacherous ordeal, alone in the hostile city streets. Together, they must fight to survive ...


The 40th anniversary edition of a compelling tale of villainy and suspense - from the best-selling author of THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE.

ISBN:
9781444919035
9781444919035
Category:
Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
01-05-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hachette Children's Group
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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