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  • Published: 30 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448101504
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 96

The Song Of Mat And Ben




In the thrilling sequel to In Thunder's Pocket, Ned's is called to lay some disturbed spirits to rest but as Ned soon finds out, their unfinished business might be the end of him . . .

There is eerie trouble once again in the Cornish village of St Boan, Gften known as Thunder's Pocket. Some hundred-year-old water pipes are being replaced and the digging has disturbed the ghosts of the past, namely the twins Matthew and Ben Pernel who were killed in mysterious circumstances and their musician father blamed. The three are now trying to be reunited but less innocent forces are also at work and the present townspeople are involved as unhappy incidents of a hundred years ago are relived. Aunt Lal calls on her nephew Ned to help. She believes only he can bring the Pernels together again and thus truly bury the past. But even Ned is not immune to the horrors of the disturbed spirits. A thrilling sequel to In Thunder's Pocket by this prestigious author.

  • Pub date: 30 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448101504
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 96

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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Praise for The Song Of Mat And Ben

“a fast-paced surreal thriller narrated in an effectively adult man ner.A spellbinding book for younger readers, with classic Aiken features.”

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