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Joan Aiken

(Joan Delano Aiken)
UK (1924 - 2004)
Daughter of Conrad Aiken, stepdaughter of Martin Armstrong, sister of Jane Aiken Hodge

Joan Delano 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 celebrating its 50th Anniversary with the publication of three brand new editions of the book and a new AUDIO recorded by her daughter Lizza.
The Whispering MountainThe Wolves of Willoughby ChaseBlack Hearts in BatterseaNightbirds on Nantucket
The Stolen LakeLimbo LodgeThe Cuckoo TreeDido and Pa
IsCold Shoulder RoadMidwinter NightingaleThe Witch of Clatteringshaws
Is / Cold Shoulder Road
Ribs of Death
1. The Ribs of Death (1967)
     aka The Crystal Crow
2. Foul Matter (1983)
The Ribs of DeathFoul Matter
Armitage, Armitage Fly Away HomeThe Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories
Arabel's RavenEscaped Black MambaThe Bread BinMortimer's Tie
Mortimer and the Sword ExcaliburThe Spiral StairArabel and MortimerThe Mystery of Mr Jones's Disappearing Taxi
Mortimer's Portrait on GlassMortimer's CrossMortimer Says NothingMortimer and Arabel
Mortimer's MineMayhem in Rumbury
1. Go Saddle the Sea (1977)
2. Bridle the Wind (1983)
3. The Teeth of the Gale (1988)
     aka In the Teeth of the Gale
Go Saddle the SeaBridle the WindThe Teeth of the Gale
Paget Family
1. The Smile of the Stranger (1978)
2. The Lightning Tree (1980)
     aka The Weeping Ash
3. The Young Lady from Paris (1982)
     aka Girl from Paris
The Smile of the StrangerThe Lightning TreeThe Young Lady from Paris
In Thunder's PocketSong of Mat and BenBone and Dream
The Kingdom and the CaveThe Silence of HerondaleThe Fortune HuntersTrouble with Product X
Hate Begins at HomeNight FallThe Embroidered SunsetThe Butterfly Picnic
Died on a Rainy SundayMidnight Is a PlaceVoices in an Empty HouseThe Angel Inn
Castle BarebaneLast MovementThe Five-Minute MarriageMice and Mendelson
The Shadow GuestsThe Kitchen WarriorsMansfield RevisitedThe Haunting of Lamb House
DeceptionThe Erl King's DaughterBlackgroundJane Fairfax
The Shoemaker's BoyMorningquestThe Midnight MoropusEliza's Daughter
The Cockatrice BoysEmma WatsonThe Jewel SeedThe Youngest Miss Ward
Lady Catherine's NecklaceMansfield Park Revisited
Fog Hounds, Wind Cat, Sea Mice
All You've Ever Wanted (1953)
     aka All and More
More Than You Bargained for (1955)
A Necklace of Raindrops: And Other Stories (1968)
Girl's Choice (1969)
A Small Pinch of Weather (1969)
The Windscreen Weepers: And Other Tales of Horror and Suspense (1969)
Smoke from Cromwell's Time: and Other Stories (1970)
The Green Flash: And Other Tales of Horror, Suspense and Fantasy (1971)
The Kingdom Under the Sea: And Other Stories (1971)
A Harp of Fishbones (1972)
All But a Few (1974)
Not What You Expected (1974)
A Bundle of Nerves (1976)
The Skin Spinners (poems) (1976)
The Faithless Lollybird (1977)
The Far Forests: Tales of Romance, Fantasy, and Suspense (1977)
Tale of a One-Way Street: And Other Stories (1978)
A Touch of Chill: Tales for Sleepless Nights (1979)
A Whisper in the Night: Tales of Terror and Suspense (1981)
Up the Chimney Down (1984)
The Last Slice of the Rainbow: And Other Stories (1985)
Past Eight O'Clock (1986)
A Goose on Your Grave (1987)
Give Yourself a Fright (1989)
A Foot in the Grave (1989)
Shadows and Moonshine (1990)
A Fit of Shivers (1990)
The Winter Sleepwalker: And Other Stories (1991)
Silver Jackanory (1991) (with Helen Cresswell, Joan Eadington, Dick King-Smith, Robert Leeson and Tony Robinson)
Haunting Christmas Tales (1991) (with David Belbin, Jill Bennet, Garry Kilworth, Tessa Krailing, Anthony Masters, Susan Price, Ian Strachan and Robert Swindells)
A Creepy Company (1993)
A Handful of Gold (1995)
Dead Man's Lane (1996)
Simply the Best (1996) (with Jonathan Allen, Sheila Lavelle, Jan Mark, Michael Morpurgo, Robert Swindells, Colin Thompson and Jacqueline Wilson)
Moon Cake: And Other Stories (1998)
Ghostly Beasts (2002)
Silent Night (2002) (with Terence Blacker, Helen Dunmore, Susan Gates, Lesley Howarth, Tony Mitton, K M Peyton, Celia Rees, James Swallow and Patrick Wood)
Snow Horse: And Other Stories (2004)
The Monkey's Wedding: And Other Stories (2011)
All You've Ever WantedMore Than You Bargained forA Necklace of Raindrops: And Other StoriesGirl's Choice
A Small Pinch of WeatherThe Green Flash: And Other Tales of Horror, Suspense and FantasyThe Kingdom Under the Sea: And Other StoriesA Harp of Fishbones
All But a FewNot What You ExpectedA Bundle of NervesThe Skin Spinners
The Faithless LollybirdThe Far Forests: Tales of Romance, Fantasy, and SuspenseTale of a One-Way Street: And Other StoriesA Touch of Chill: Tales for Sleepless Nights
A Whisper in the Night: Tales of Terror and SuspenseUp the Chimney DownThe Last Slice of the Rainbow: And Other StoriesPast Eight O'Clock
A Goose on Your GraveGive Yourself a FrightA Foot in the GraveShadows and Moonshine
A Fit of ShiversThe Winter Sleepwalker: And Other StoriesSilver JackanoryHaunting Christmas Tales
A Creepy CompanyA Handful of GoldDead Man's LaneSimply the Best
Moon Cake: And Other StoriesGhostly BeastsSilent NightSnow Horse: And Other Stories
The Monkey's Wedding: And Other Stories
Winterthing: A Play for ChildrenThe Mooncusser's Daughter: A Play for ChildrenStreet
Picture Books
The Moon's RevengeSnow White and the Seven DwarfsThe Wooden Dragon
Series contributed to
Voices (1988)
     aka Return to Harken House
The Scream
Anthologies edited
Chilling Christmas Tales
Non fiction
The Way to Write for Children
Anthologies containing stories by Joan Aiken
The 1st Pan Book of Horror StoriesThe Fontana Book of Great Horror StoriesThe 2nd Fontana Book of Great Horror StoriesThe 5th Ghost Book
The 10th Pan Book of Horror StoriesThe 6th Ghost Book Book 2TrianglesThe Ghost's Companion
A Book of Contemporary NightmaresNew Terrors 1The Penguin Book of Ghost StoriesHorror Stories
The Year's Best Fantasy Second Annual CollectionSkin of the SoulThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Third Annual CollectionChristmas Forever
Fantasy StoriesThe Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by WomenShivers for ChristmasFantasy Stories
Dancing with the DarkScaremongersNightshade: 20th Century Ghost StoriesThe Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories
Short stories
The Alarm Cock
As Gay as Cheese
Aunt Jezebel's House
Belle of the Ball
The Boy with a Wolf's Foot
Bridget's Hat
Clean Sheets
The Cold Flame
The Dark Streets of Kimball's Green
Dead Language Master
Do You Dig Grieg?
Five Green Moons
Furry Night
A Game of Black and White
The Gift Pig
The Goodbye Song
The Helper
The Jar of Cobblestones
Jugged Hare
The Lions
Lodging for the Night
The Lost Five Minutes
The Man Who Had Seen the Rope Trick
Mrs Considine
Our Feathered Friends
Postman's Knock
The Queen of the Moon
The Rented Swan
The River Boy
The Rose of Puddle Fratrum
Safe and Soundproof
The Sale of Midsummer
Searching for Summer
A Set for Every Sheep
The Sewanee Glide
The Story About Caruso
Sultan's Splash
Tale of a One-Way Street [short story]
The Tractor, the Duck and the Drum
A Train Full of War-Lords
Who Goes Down this Dark Road?
Marmalade Wine (1958)
Sonata for Harp and Bicycle (1958)
A Harp of Fishbones [short story] (1960)
Baba Yaga's Daughter (1971)
The Golden-Fleeced Ram and the Hundred Elephants (1971)
The Goose Girl (1971)
The Imprisoned Queen (1971)
The King Who Declared War on the Animals (1971)
The Kingdom Under the Sea [short story] (1971)
A Long Day Without Water (1971)
The Pear Tree (1971)
The Reed Girl (1971)
The Sun's Cousin (1971)
The Sun-God's Castle (1971)
The Venetian Princess (1971)
Hope (1972)
Humblepuppy (1972)
Mrs Nutti's Fireplace (1972)
The Prince of Darkness (1972)
Two Tales of Burnt Porridge (1972)
The Square on the Hypotenuse (1973)
Power-Cut (1976)
The Companion (1978)
Time to Laugh (1979)
The Ill-Natured Muse (1980)
Homer's Whistle (1983)
The Jealous Apprentice (1984)
Potter's Gray (1984)
Clem's Dream (1985)
Wing Quack Flap (1985)
Aunt Susan (1987)
The Blades (1987)
Cousin Alice (1987)
The End of Silence (1987)
The Lame King (1987)
The Last Specimen (1987)
Lob's Girl (1987)
The Old Poet (1987)
A Rhyme for Silver (1987)
Snow Horse [short story] (1987)
Your Mind is a Mirror (1987)
The Erl King's Daughter [short story] (1988)
Amberland (1989)
Beezlebub's Baby (1989)
Bindweed (1989)
Cold Harbour (1989)
Do Not Alight Here (1989)
Find Me (1989)
A Foot in the Grave [short story] (1989)
Give Yourself a Fright [short story] (1989)
An Ill Wind (1989)
The King of Nowhere (1989)
Light Work (1989)
Moveable Ears (1989)
Birthday Gifts (1990)
Earrings (1990)
An L-Shaped Grave (1990)
The Legacy (1990)
Little Nym (1990)
Number Four, Bowstring Lane (1990)
The Rose-Garden Dream (1990)
The Shrieking Door (1990)
Something (1990)
Watkyn, Comma (1990)
The Traitor (1991)
The Cockatrice Boys [short story] (1993)
Dead Man's Lane [short story] (1993)
Die from Day to Day (1993)
Fastness of Light (1993)
My Disability (1993)
They Have Found Out (1993)
Toomie (1993)
The Ferry (1995)
My Feeling about Ghosts (1997)
Quando Tu Vas (1997)

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