Is Underground (The Wolves Chronicles, #8)

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  • Paperback
  • 242 pages
  • Is Underground (The Wolves Chronicles, #8)
  • Joan Aiken
  • English
  • 11 February 2018
  • 0440410681

About the Author: Joan Aiken

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.NEW COLLECTION 2016 The People in The Castle 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.NEW COLLECTION 2016 The People in The Castle NEWS NEW PUBLICATIONS at THE JOAN AIKEN BLOG at Joan s life and full Bibliography visit s Life in brief She was born in Rye, East Sussex, into a family of writers, including her father, Conrad Aiken who won a Pulitzer Prize for his poetry , and her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge.She worked for the United Nations Information Office during the second world war,and then as an editor and freelance on Argosy magazine before she started writing full time, mainly children s books and thrillers For her books she received the Guardian Award 1969 and the Edgar Allan Poe Award 1972.Her most popular series, the Wolves Chronicles which began with The Wolves of Willoughby Chase , was set in an elaborate alternate period of history in a Britain in which James II was never deposed in the Glorious Revolution,and so supporters of the House of Hanover continually plot to overthrow the Stuart Kings These books also feature cockney urchin heroine Dido Twite and her adventures and travels all over the world.Another series of children s books about Arabel and her raven Mortimer are illustrated by Quentin Blake, and have been shown on the BBC as Jackanory and drama series Others including the much loved Necklace of Raindrops and award winning Kingdom Under the Sea are illustrated by Jan Pie kowski.Her many novels for adults include several that continue or complement novels by Jane Austen These include Mansfield Revisited and Jane Fairfax.Aiken was a lifelong fan of ghost stories She set her adult supernatural novel The Haunting Of Lamb House at Lamb House in Rye now a National Trust property This ghost story recounts in fictional form an alleged haunting experienced by two former residents of the house, Henry James and E F Benson, both of whom also wrote ghost stories Aiken s father, Conrad Aiken, also authored a small number of notable ghost stories


Is Underground (The Wolves Chronicles, #8) The irrepressible Twile family is back, and there s mischief afoot in this newest adventure in the celebrated Wolves Chronicles. Download Is Underground (The Wolves Chronicles, #8) – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Is Underground (The Wolves Chronicles, #8)

  1. Nigel says:

    I love the Edward Gorey cover Aiken and Gorey go together perfectly well Aiken and Gorey sounds like the name of some sort of weird and gothic medical drama, sort of like House, if House investigated talking warts and haemogoblins and phantom limbs where you have an extra pair of hands doing unimaginable things you can feel but not see.Is, half sister of Dido, embarks on an adventure all her own, a particularly dark one as the children of London have been lured to the new kingdom set up in the I love the Edward Gorey cover Aiken and Gorey go together perfectly well Aiken and Gorey sounds like the name of some sort of weird and gothic medical drama, sort of like House, if House investigated talking warts and haemogoblins and phantom limbs where you have an extra pair of hands doing unimaginable things you can feel but not see.Is, half sister of Dido, embarks on an adventure all her own, a particularly dark one as the children of London have been lured to the new kingdom set up in the north of England where they are enslaved and forced to work in mines and foundries, dying, as the book makes clear, at an appalling rate True to form, the arch villain turns out to be another Twite, Is uncle, Roy, who has set himself up as king of an industrial underground nation, busily building up his army so he he can march south and gain .A lot of this seems oddly archaic nowadays The heroine is small of stature, barely educated, but smart, indomitable and fundamentally decent so she doesn...

  2. Kirsten says:

    A stand alone continuation of the Wolves Chronicles, this excellent adventure features Dido Twite s younger half sister, Is Since the events of Dido Pa, Is has settled happily with her older sister Penny Their tranquil existence is interrupted, however, by a chance encouter with an uncle they never knew they had an uncle who, as his dying wish, charges Is to find her missing cousing Arun Like Dido, Is is tough, resourceful, and honors her promises, so she heads off into the north cou A stand alone continuation of the Wolves Chronicles, this excellent adventure features Dido Twite s younger half sister, Is Since the events of Dido Pa, Is has settled happily with her older sister Penny Their tranquil existence is interrupted, however, by a chance encouter with an uncle they never knew they had an uncle who, as his dying wish, charges Is to find her missing c...

  3. Kailey (BooksforMKs) says:

    I love this 8th book in the Willoughby Chase series Dido s little sister, Is, vows to find her long lost cousin, and ends up looking for a missing prince too All the children in London are being snatched up and sent to Playland , where they are promised treats and games and fun But the horrible reality is a dark mine where they are forced to work as slaves, and Is has to go underground to continue her search Is gets unexpecte...

  4. Miriam says:

    Blastburn is back, and it s badder, blacker, and child abusinger than ever.Unfortunately, Is is no Dido Twite She s probably a better person in some ways, but she s not as entertaining as her wild and mouthy sister That combined with t...

  5. Celeste Ng says:

    In this book our heroine is Dido s sister though she feels and acts much like Dido and the setting is an immense mine where children are forced into labor Completely immersing and surprisingly complex.

  6. Dormouse says:

    It was good and interesting and exciting.I would now like to readbooks by Joan Aiken.

  7. Robin says:

    Originally titled Is, this book took its present title when it was re published in the U.S By naming it after its main character Is Twite, younger sister of the illustrious Dido, Joan Aiken ensured the ninth installment in the Wolves Chronicles after The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Black Hearts in Battersea, Nightbirds on Nantucket, The Whispering Mountain, The Stolen Lake, Limbo Lodge a.k.a Dangerous Games, The Cuckoo Tree and Dido and Pa would be practically impossible to locate in an i Originally titled Is, th...

  8. Elizabeth Brush says:

    if I could give this bookthan five stars I would this was my all time favourite book, and I wanted to be best friends with Is and Arun although not in the mines because I am claustrophobic and also a smol chronically ill per...

  9. Mer says:

    A lot of local dialogue to figure out, but a good play off of the Pied Piper of Hamelin fairy tale.

  10. Emmy says:

    For the full review, check out my wordpress ve been rereading Joan Aiken s Wolves Chronicles since early last year I first read The Wolves of Willoughby Chase when I was ten, at my primary school s book club I remember being absolutely enchanted Unable to wait a whole week to find out what happened next, I did a very cheeky thing and stuffed my copy in my bag when it was time to go home I read the whole book in one sitting, and felt very proud and For the full review, check out my wordpress ve been rereading Joan Aiken s Wolves Chronicles since early last year I first read The Wolves of Willoughby Chase when I was ten, at my primary school s book club I remember being absolutely enchanted Unable to wait a whole week to find out what happened next, I did a very cheeky thing and stuffed my copy in my bag when it was time to go home I read the whole book in one sitting, and felt very proud and very sneaky I think it s safe to say J...