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In Thunder's Pocket
  • Published: 15 February 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099404835
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $12.99

In Thunder's Pocket



When Ned is sent to stay with aunt and uncle in Thunder's Pocket, he's not very pleased. But fom the moment a bird flies into the train carriage on his journey there, Ned realises this isn't going to an ordinary seaside holiday. Has the eccentric sculptor, Marlot Corby, really put a curse on Ned's aunt? What secrets will he find in Marlot's house and garden ? Life in Thunder's Pocket is going to be anything but dull...

  • Published: 15 February 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099404835
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $12.99

About the author

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 1962 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 services to children's books. She died in 2004.

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