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The Resource The people in the castle : selected strange stories, Joan Aiken ; introduction by Lizza Aiken and Kelly Link

The people in the castle : selected strange stories, Joan Aiken ; introduction by Lizza Aiken and Kelly Link

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The people in the castle : selected strange stories
Title
The people in the castle
Title remainder
selected strange stories
Statement of responsibility
Joan Aiken ; introduction by Lizza Aiken and Kelly Link
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Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Praise for Joan Aiken's stories: "Wildly inventive, darkly lyrical, and always surprising. should be cherished."--Publishers Weekly "Darkly whimsical stories. Aiken writes with surpassing spirit and alertness, her elegant restraint and dry wit never fail to leave their mark."--Kirkus Reviews"Will appeal to readers of short stories and literary fiction. Highly recommended."--Library Journal "Aiken's pastoral meadows and circus chaos, gothic grotesques and quirky romances. have a dream-like quality executed with a brevity and wit that is a testament to her skill as a story-teller."--California Literary Review"Fantasy is combined with magic, myth and adventure to form weird, wonderful and immersive tales."--For Book's SakeHere is the whisper in the night, the dog whose loyalty outlasted death, the creak upstairs, that half-remembered ghost story that won't let you sleep, the sound that raises gooseflesh, the wish you'd checked the lock on the door before dark fell. Here are tales of suspense and the supernatural that will chill, amuse, and exhilarate. Features a new introduction by the late author's daughter, Lizza Aiken.Best known for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Joan Aiken (1924-2004) wrote over a hundred books and won the Guardian and Edgar Allan Poe awards. After her first husband's death, she supported her family by copyediting at Argosy magazine and an advertising agency before turning to fiction. She went on to write for Vogue, Good Housekeeping, Vanity Fair, Argosy, Women's Own, and many others. Visit her online at joanaiken.com"--
  • "Here is the whisper in the night, the creak upstairs, that half-remembered ghost story that won't let you sleep, the sound that raises gooseflesh, the wish you'd checked the lock on the door before it got really, really dark"--
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"Here is the whisper in the night, the creak upstairs, that half-remembered ghost story that won't let you sleep, the sound that raises gooseflesh, the wish you'd checked the lock on the door before it got really, really dark"--Provided by publisher
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10494989
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DLC
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1924-2004
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Aiken, Joan
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Aiken, Lizza
  • Link, Kelly
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True
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  • Ghosts
  • Fairies
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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selected strange stories
Label
The people in the castle : selected strange stories, Joan Aiken ; introduction by Lizza Aiken and Kelly Link
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: A Leg Full of Rubies -- A Portable Elephant -- A Room Full of Leaves -- Furry Night -- Hope -- Humblepuppy -- Listening -- Lob's Girl -- Old Fillikin -- She Was Afraid of Upstairs -- Some Music for the Wicked Countess -- Sonata for Harp and Bicycle -- The Cold Flame -- The Dark Streets of Kimball's Green -- The Lame King -- The Last Specimen -- The Man Who Had Seen the Rope Trick -- The Mysterious Barricades -- The People in the Castle
Control code
000057130009
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781618731128
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015050134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)939909332
Label
The people in the castle : selected strange stories, Joan Aiken ; introduction by Lizza Aiken and Kelly Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: A Leg Full of Rubies -- A Portable Elephant -- A Room Full of Leaves -- Furry Night -- Hope -- Humblepuppy -- Listening -- Lob's Girl -- Old Fillikin -- She Was Afraid of Upstairs -- Some Music for the Wicked Countess -- Sonata for Harp and Bicycle -- The Cold Flame -- The Dark Streets of Kimball's Green -- The Lame King -- The Last Specimen -- The Man Who Had Seen the Rope Trick -- The Mysterious Barricades -- The People in the Castle
Control code
000057130009
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781618731128
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015050134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)939909332

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