Description - Night Birds On Nantucket by Joan Aiken
Shipwrecked Dido Twite is picked up by a whaling ship - and then finds herself sinking deeper and deeper into trouble-'A zany, original historical fantasy involving a plot to blow up James III with a long-range gun' Sunday Telegraph.
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(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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Author Biography - 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.