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Joan Delano Aiken (4 September 1924 — 4 January 2004) was an English novelist. She was born in Rye, East Sussex, into a family of writers, including her father, American poet Conrad Aiken (who won a Pulitzer Prize for his poetry), her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge and her brother John Aiken (with her siblings, Joan Aiken authored Conrad Aiken Remembered (1989), a short, subtle appreciation of their complex and difficult father). Joan's mother, Canadian-born Jessie MacDonald, a Masters graduate from Radcliffe College, married English writer Martin Armstrong soon after Conrad Aiken separated from her.

Joan Aiken was at first taught at home by her mother, and later educated at Wychwood School, Oxford, between 1936 and 1940; she did not attend university. She had written stories from an early age, and in her early twenties she had her first stories broadcast by the BBC, where she had been employed in 1942—43. In 1945 she married Ronald George Brown, a journalist working for the United Nations Information Office and they had two children; he died in 1955. She married New York painter Julius Goldstein in 1976; he died in 2001.

Aiken worked for the United Nations Information Office in London from 1943 to 1949, and after her husband's death joined the magazine Argosy where she worked in various editorial capacities, and said she learned her trade as a writer. The magazine was one of many where she published her short stories between 1955 to 1960. During this time she also published her first two collections of children's stories, and began work on a children's novel, initially entitled Bonnie Green, which was to be published as The Wolves of Willoughby Chase in 1962. By this time she was able to write full time from home, producing two or three books a year for the rest of her life, mainly children's books and thrillers, but also many articles, introductions and talks on children's literature, and on the work of Jane Austen.

For her books she received the Guardian Award (1969) and the Edgar Allan Poe Award (1972). In 1999 she was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature.

She died at her home in Petworth, West Sussex, at the age of 79.

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Total Books: 614
The Five-Minute Marriage
2017 - The Five-minute Marriage (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781492641247
ISBN-10: 1492641243
Genre: Romance
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The People in the Castle Selected Strange Stories
2016 - The People in the Castle Selected Strange Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781618731128
ISBN-10: 1618731122
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Is Underground
2015 - Is Underground [The Wolves Chronicles] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781504027618
ISBN-10: 1504027612
Genres: Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
2014 - The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781848423381
ISBN-10: 1848423381
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Song of Mat and Ben
2014 - The Song of Mat and Ben (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781782952725
ISBN-10: 1782952721
Genre: Children's Books
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Winter Sleepwalker and Other Stories
2012 - Winter Sleepwalker and Other Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780857550484
ISBN-10: 0857550489
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult
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Black Hearts in Battersea
2012 - Black Hearts in Battersea (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099573661
ISBN-10: 0099573660
Genre: Children's Books
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The Serial Garden The Complete Armitage Family Stories
2012 - The Serial Garden the Complete Armitage Family Stories (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781931520829
ISBN-10: 1931520828
Genre: Children's Books
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The Monkey's Wedding and Other Stories
2011 - The Monkey's Wedding and Other Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781931520744
ISBN-10: 1931520747
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Arabel's Raven
2009 - Arabel's Raven [Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 1] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439594032
ISBN-10: 1439594031
Genre: Children's Books
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Arabel and Mortimer Mortimer's Tie / Mortimer and the Sword Excalibur / The Spiral Stair
The Cuckoo Tree
2008 - The Cuckoo Tree [Wolves Chronicles, Bk 6] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439578209
ISBN-10: 1439578206
Genre: Children's Books
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Eliza's Daughter
2008 - Eliza's Daughter (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781402212888
ISBN-10: 1402212887
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 6

Mansfield Park Revisited
2008 - Mansfield Park Revisited (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781402212895
ISBN-10: 1402212895
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

Nightfall Furchte die Nacht
2008 - Nightfall Furchte Die Nacht [German] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783784431499
ISBN-10: 3784431496
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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A Necklace of Raindrops  and Other Stories
2008 - A Necklace of Raindrops and Other Stories (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781435266360
ISBN-10: 1435266366
Genre: Children's Books
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The Watsons and Emma Watson Jane Austen's Unfinished Novel Completed by Joan Aiken
2008 - The Watsons and Emma Watson Jane Austen's Unfinished Novel Completed By Joan Aiken (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781402212291
ISBN-10: 1402212291
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 9

Shadows and Moonshine
2007 - Shadows and Moonshine (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781567923469
ISBN-10: 1567923461
Genre: Children's Books
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Der Todesruf der Nachtigall
2007 - Der Todesruf Der Nachtigall (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783570217351
ISBN-10: 3570217353
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Arabel's Raven Arabel's Raven / The Escaped Black Mamba and Other Things / The Bread Bin
2007 - Arabel's Raven Arabel's Raven / the Escaped Black Mamba and Other Things / the Bread Bin [Arabel and Mortimer] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780152060947
ISBN-10: 0152060944
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Bridle the Wind
2007 - Bridle the Wind [Felix, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780152060589
ISBN-10: 0152060588
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

2007 - Go Saddle the Sea [Felix, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2007 - The Teeth of the Gale [Felix, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2006 - The Witch of Clatteringshaws [Wolves Chronicles, Bk 11] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Mortimer and the Sword Excalibur [Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback
2005 - Midwinter Nightingale [Wolves Chronicles, Bk 10] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Is and Cold Shoulder Road [Wolves Chronicles] (Paperback)
2005 - The Stolen Lake [Wolves Chronicles, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2004 - El Pequeno Dragon [The Wooden Dragon - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
2004 - Limbo Lodge [aka Dangerous Games - Wolves Chronicles, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - Das Madchen Aus Paris [German Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - The Whispering Mountain [Wolves Chronicles Prequel] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - Geisterstunde Der Schrei [Ab 10 J.] (Paperback)
2002 - Arabel Mortimer and the Escaped Black Mamba [Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 2] (Paperback)
2002 - Bone and Dream [A St. Boan Mystery] (Paperback)
2002 - Dangerous Games [aka Limbo Lodge - Wolves Chronicles, Bk 5] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Mortimer's Bread Bin [Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 3] (Paperback)
2001 - Song of Mat and Ben [Red Fox Read Alone] (Paperback)Paperback
2001 - Nightbirds on Nantucket [Wolves Chronicles, Bk 3] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Treffpunkt Kuckucksbaum [Ab 12 J.] (Paperback)
2001 - The Embroidered Sunset [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - In Thunder's Pocket [Red Fox Read Alone] (Paperback)
2000 - The Spiral Stair [Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback
1999 - Cold Shoulder Road [Wolves Chronicles, Bk 9] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - Verrter Des Lichts [Ab 10 J.] (Hardcover)
1998 - Jane Fairfax [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - Emma Watson [German] (Paperback)
1998 - Trouble with Product X [aka Beware of the Bouquet] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1997 - A Foot in the Grave [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
1997 - Blackground [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
1996 - Best Stories for Five Year Olds [Hodder Headline audio] (Audio Cassette)
1996 - Best Stories for Seven Year Olds [Hodder Headline audio] (Audio Cassette)
1996 - A Creepy Company [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
1995 - Dark Interval [aka Hate Begins at Home] (Hardcover)Paperback
1995 - The Ribs of Death [aka The Crystal Crow - Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Hardcover
1994 - The Wolves of Willoughby Chase / Nightbirds on Nantucket [Wolves Chronicles - Audio Cassette] (Audio Cassette)
1994 - Morningquest [Large Print] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1992 - The Butterfly Picnic [aka A Cluster of Separate Sparks - Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback
1992 - Beware of the Bouquet [aka Trouble with Product X - Large Print] (Paperback)Paperback
1992 - A Cluster of Separate Sparks [aka The Butterfly Picnic - Large Print] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1992 - Mortimer's Cross [Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 9] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1992 - Is [aka Is Underground - Wolves Chronicles, Bk 8] (Hardcover)Paperback
1991 - Mortimer Says Nothing Mortimer Says Nothing / Arabel's Birthday [Arabel and Mortimer - Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
1991 - Tale of a One-way Street and Other Stories [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)
1991 - The Trouble with Product X [aka Beware of the Bouquet - Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
1990 - The Bread Bin [Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
1990 - Mortimer's Tie [Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback
1990 - Arabel and the Escaped Black Mamba [Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback
1990 - Mortimer's Portrait on Glass [Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 8] (Paperback)Paperback
1990 - The Mystery of Mr Jones's Disappearing Taxi [Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 7] (Paperback)Paperback
1990 - Past Eight O'clock [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)
1989 - Nighean an Iarla Uaine [Scots Gaelic Edition] (Hardcover)
1989 - Voices [aka Return to Harken House] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1988 - Deception [aka If I Were You] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1988 - If I Were You [aka Deception - Large Print] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1988 - The Kingdom Under the Sea [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1987 - The Kitchen Warriors [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
1986 - Tote Reden Nicht Vom Wetter [German Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Mendelson Y Las Ratas [Mice and Mendelson - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1984 - El Gato Mog [A Necklace of Raindrops - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1982 - The Weeping Ash [aka The Lightning Tree] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1982 - The Young Lady From Paris [aka The Girl from Paris] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1982 - The Girl From Paris [aka The Young Lady from Paris] (Hardcover)
1980 - The Lightning Tree [aka The Weeping Ash] (Hardcover)
1978 - Last Movement [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1978 - Street (Hardcover)
1975 - Winterthing and the Mooncusser's Daughter [Two Plays for Children] (Paperback)
1975 - The Crystal Crow [aka The Ribs of Death] (Paperback)
1974 - Hate Begins at Home [aka Dark Interval] (Hardcover)
1973 - The Escaped Black Mamba [Arabel and Mortimer, Bk 2] (Paperback)
Mendelson Y Las Ratas/mice and Mendelsson [Barco de Vapor - Spanish Edition] (Other)