The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Paperback)
  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Paperback)

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 02/08/2012
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Waterstones Says

A masterclass of world-building and characterisation in children's literature, Aiken's evergreen fantasy revolves around two young girls who fall prey to the machinations of the unforgettably evil Letitia Slighcarp.

Can you go a little faster? Can you run?

Long ago, at a time in history that never happened, England was overrun with wolves. But as Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia discover, real danger often lies closer to home. Their new governess, Miss Slighcarp, doesn't seem at all nice. She shuts Bonnie in a cupboard, fires the faithful servants and sends the cousins far away from Willoughby Chase to a place they will never be found. Can Bonnie and Sylvia outwit the wicked Miss Slighcarp and her network of criminals, forgers and snitches?

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099572879
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 172 g
Dimensions: 188 x 129 x 16 mm


Joan Aiken is a marvel - Philip Pullman

She was a consummate story-teller, one that each generation discovers anew - Amanda Craig, The Times

Dickensian in flavour ... rich in atmosphere and intrigue - Julia Eccleshare, Guardian

A genuine small masterpiece - Time

Thrilling tale...stuffed with atmosphere, adventure, memorable characters and luxuriant Gothic prose. Any child who discovers it will fall in love, not only with Aiken’s writing, but with reading... The Wolves sequence has inspired writers from Philip Pullman to Cathryn Constable... Aiken was a genius, and her reissue deserves howls of delight - Amanda Craig, The Times

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“The Wolves of Willoughby Chase”

Read this book as a 12 year old (16 years ago). Sadly the only thing I can remember about it now is that I absolutely loved it.

Paperback edition
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“A classic!”

I am ashamed to say I had never read any Joan Aiken before this one, but I absolutely loved it! It's a classic adventure story, and is perfect for fans of Lauren St. John and Eva Ibbotson. I love Bonnie, she was... More

Paperback edition
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“Classic page turning”

I hope my older great niece enjoys this as much as my own children did over 30 years ago.
I have got her parts 2 & 3 of the series as I think she may run out of book before she runs out of holiday!

Hardback edition
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