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    • ISBN:9781444919035
    • Publication date:01 May 2014

Midnight is a Place

By Joan Aiken

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A masterful, compelling story from an award-winning author, this is the anniversary edition of a story every child and parent will love.

Lucas is lonely. Orphaned and sent to live with his formidable guardian in a vast mansion, he longs for a friend.

Then Anna-Marie arrives. She's spoilt and wilful - and practically half his age. Lucas feels more alone than ever.

But one night something terrible happens. Lucas and Anna-Marie face a terrifying and treacherous ordeal, alone in the hostile city streets. Together, they must fight to survive ...

The 40th anniversary edition of a compelling tale of villainy and suspense - from the best-selling author of THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE.

Biographical Notes

Joan Aiken is the author of over a hundred books for adults and children, many of them classics. She worked on the magazine ARGOSY and wrote hundreds of short stories before her first novel THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE was published in the early '60s. It was highly praised in Time magazine and its success allowed Joan to write full-time thereafter. She has said, 'I would never want to do anything but write stories. It is inventing your own world, using all the bits of the real one that you like best. And that is something you can do anywhere, at any time.'

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  • ISBN: 9781444919028
  • Publication date: 01 May 2014
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Joan Aiken is one of the most remarkable writers in modern children's fiction. — The Sunday Times
An old-fashioned rattling good yarn, full of extraordinary characters and gloriously rich language — Adele Geras, TES
Joan Aiken is a superb storyteller. Even when her stories touch on the dark, mystical side, they pull children with with fascination, not fear — Sainsbury's Magazine
Fog Hounds: 'Spellbinding adventures which are modern fairy tales.' — Aldershot Mail
A gem from the top-class author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase — Birmingham Post
A collection of manageably short but grippingly exciting tales that will have (children) coming back for more. — The Lady
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