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The Teeth of the Gale By Joan Aiken

The Teeth of the Gale
by Joan Aiken

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The final part of an adventure trilogy set in early-19th-century Spain. Now a dashing 18-year-old law student, Felix Brooke receives an urgent message from his grandfather. He races home to Villaverde, where he's been chosen to lead a dangerous mission, accompanied by his childhood sweetheart.
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The Teeth of the Gale by Joan Aiken

"Don Francisco wants you home, and in double-quick time, too. We must leave tomorrow at dawn ..." Felix's heart sinks at Pedro's words. What can be wrong? Is his beloved grandfather ill? Dashing and loyal, he speeds towards Villaverde - and a rescue mission. Donna Conchita's children are kidnapped and Felix may be reunited with the feisty Juana, if he agrees to help. Despite warnings of a conspiracy and his own suspicions of a trap, Felix fearlessly plunges into a plot thick with intrigue and danger. His grandfather said it was a matter of life and death - but whose?

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The Teeth of the Gale Reviews

"Joan Aiken's imagination is inexhaustible" Daily Telegraph "A writer of wild humour and unrestrained imagination" Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

About 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 l962 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 s

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The Teeth of the Gale by Joan Aiken
Joan Aiken
Used - Very Good
Random House Children's Publishers UK
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