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The Witch of Clatteringshaws By Joan Aiken

The Witch of Clatteringshaws by Joan Aiken

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Summary

The Witch of Clatteringshaws lives in Scotland in a disused Ladies Convenience - not at all convenient, the plumbing having long been smashed. In London, Simon Battersea, unhappily settled on the throne of England, is forced to live in St Jame's Palace with his good friend, Dido Twite.

The Witch of Clatteringshaws Summary

The Witch of Clatteringshaws by Joan Aiken

The Witch of Clatteringshaws lives in Scotland in a disused Ladies Convenience - not at all convenient, the plumbing having long been smashed. In London, Simon Battersea, unhappily settled on the throne of England, is forced to live in St Jame's Palace with his good friend, Dido Twite. Never has Joan Aiken's wild imagination been more in evidence as Dido, travelling north to investigate a false claimant to the throne, is confronted by abandoned children, monsters and murderers, while Simon has to defend his country against invading Wends. Their instinct to go north is a good one for it is the witch, Malise, who provides the key to everyone's troubles in a wonderfully swift and extravagant climax. A tremendous read and a truly satisfying ending to the Dido and Simon saga.

The Witch of Clatteringshaws Reviews

"* 'Dido, a child Odysseus, is one of the great fictional heroines' - Amanda craig, The Times * 'What I relish in particular is the swiftness of the telling, the vigour with which brilliant moments of perception seem to be imporvised in the sheer delight of the onward rush of the story' - Philip Pullman * "'Quirky" is a word which could have beeninvented to describe the books in this series... what they are, first and foremost, is fun' - Phjilip Ardagh, Observer * 'To the last, energy and invention show no sign of flapping' - Jan Mark, TES"

About Joan Aiken

Prize-winning Joan Aiken was born in Sussex in 1924 and came from a family of writers. Her father was the novelist and poet, Conrad Aiken and her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge, writes historical fiction for adults. 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. Since then she has written over 100 books for young readers and adults and has been awarded the MBE for her services to literature. Joan Aiken died in 2004.

Additional information

GOR001295013
The Witch of Clatteringshaws by Joan Aiken
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Random House Children's UK
2006-01-05
160
0099464063
9780099464068
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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