Tag: Joan Aiken

The Wolves Chronicles, Part Two

Posted October 16, 2015 by Lory in reviews / 10 Comments
The Wolves Chronicles, Part Two

Joan Aiken, The Stolen Lake (1981) Joan Aiken, Dangerous Games (1998) For my next installment of a series of posts considering Joan Aiken’s “Wolves Chronicles” (for lack of a better name, the series begun with The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and mostly featuring Dido Twite as the protagonist), I’m departing slightly from my general intention […]

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Shiny New Books

Posted October 11, 2015 by Lory in elsewhere / 2 Comments
Shiny New Books

The fall issue of Shiny New Books came out this week, and as usual there are so many tempting titles to explore…it’s going to keep me busy for some time. In the blowing my own horn department, I had two pieces included: Suspense with Style: The Novels of Mary Stewart is in the BookBuzz section. […]

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Keeping It Short: Armchair BEA Day Three

Posted May 28, 2014 by Lory in lists / 12 Comments
Keeping It Short: Armchair BEA Day Three

  Confession: I do not generally like novellas or short stories. If a story is worth telling, it seems to me it should go on for as long as possible — or at least for a good couple of hundred pages. I’m usually left unsatisfied by shorter works of fiction, and my favorite books tend […]

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Joan Aiken: Storytelling Magic

Posted January 2, 2014 by Lory in reviews / 5 Comments
Joan Aiken: Storytelling Magic

Joan Aiken, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1962) And though the house had witnessed many strange scenes, wolf hunts and wine drinking and weddings and wars, it is doubtful whether during its whole history any of its inmates had had such adventures as those of Sylvia and Bonnie Green. Joan Aiken is a true storyteller–a […]

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