The Youngest Miss Ward

The Youngest Miss Ward

by Joan Aiken
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 24/04/2018
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Jane Austen's Mansfield Park famously narrates the story of Fanny Price moving in with the Ward family. Written almost two centuries later, Joan Aiken's powerful sequel introduces us t T***he Youngest Miss Ward***, Hatty.


Although creative, charismatic and witty, Hatty Ward lacks the beauty that her older sisters inherited - leaving her to care for their ill mother and without a dowry once they are married off. Sent to Portsmouth to live with her rumbustious uncle and cousins, Hatty turns her creative flair to poetry and believes she'll become a governess, that is until handsome Lord Camber passes through town...


With imagination and authenticity Joan Aiken captures the customs and language of Austen's England in this one of a kind sequel, revealing a subversive and unique heroine. H

ISBN:
9781760780470
9781760780470
Category:
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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