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Joan Aiken (1924–2004)

Auteur de The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

212+ oeuvres 18,192 utilisateurs 424 critiques 76 Favoris
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A propos de l'auteur

Joan Delano Aiken was born in Rye, Sussex, England, on September 4, 1924, the daughter of the Pulitzer Prize winner, writer Conrad Aiken. She was raised in a rural area and home schooled by her mother until the age 12. She then attended Wychwood School, a boarding school in Oxford. Her work first afficher plus appeared in 1941 when the British Broadcasting Corporation, where she worked as a librarian, broadcast some of her short stories on their Children's Hour program. Aiken also worked at St. Thomas's Hospital, and in 1943 she moved to the reference department of the London office of the United Nations, where she collected information about resistance movements. She worked for the UN until 1949, all the while continuing to write stories. In 1953 a collection of short fiction called All You've Ever Wanted and Other Stories was published. While writing The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, begun in 1952, her husband became ill and died of lung cancer in 1955. After working for five years as a copy editor at Argosy Magazine, and at the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Firm, she returned and finished the book in 1963. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and was made into a successful film in 1988. In 1969 The Whispering Mountain won the Guardian Children's Book Award, and in 1972, Night Fall won America's Edgar Allen Poe Award for juvenile mystery. Aiken is best known for her adult "fantasy" stories. She has received awards for children's fiction and for mystery fiction, and has also written ''sequels'' to Jane Austen books. She collaborated with her daughter to write many episodes of her Arabel and Mortimer the raven series for the BBC. In all, Aiken wrote 92 novels - including 27 for adults - as well as plays, poems and short stories, although she was best known as a writer of children's stories. Joan Aiken died in January of 2004 at the age of 79. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins
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Séries

Œuvres de Joan Aiken

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1962) 3,482 exemplaires, 86 critiques
Black Hearts in Battersea (1964) 1,115 exemplaires, 25 critiques
Nightbirds on Nantucket (1966) 907 exemplaires, 16 critiques
Midnight Is a Place (1974) 587 exemplaires, 14 critiques
The Stolen Lake (1981) 542 exemplaires, 13 critiques
The Whispering Mountain (1968) 530 exemplaires, 9 critiques
The Cuckoo Tree (1971) 498 exemplaires, 12 critiques
Dido and Pa (1986) 401 exemplaires, 6 critiques
Jane Fairfax: The Secret Story of the Second Heroine in Jane Austen's Emma (1990) — Auteur — 376 exemplaires, 12 critiques
A Necklace of Raindrops and Other Stories (1968) 375 exemplaires, 5 critiques
The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories (2008) 325 exemplaires, 8 critiques
Arabel's Raven (1974) 304 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Midwinter Nightingale (2003) 298 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Is Underground (1992) 270 exemplaires, 6 critiques
Limbo Lodge (1998) 248 exemplaires, 7 critiques
Cold Shoulder Road (1995) 238 exemplaires, 7 critiques
Mansfield Park Revisited: A Jane Austen Entertainment (1984) 233 exemplaires, 11 critiques
Go Saddle the Sea (1977) 233 exemplaires, 8 critiques
Eliza's Daughter (1994) 231 exemplaires, 6 critiques
The Witch of Clatteringshaws (2005) 211 exemplaires, 2 critiques
The Shadow Guests (1980) 206 exemplaires, 4 critiques
The People in the Castle: Selected Strange Stories (2016) 177 exemplaires, 13 critiques
The Last Slice of Rainbow and Other Stories (1985) 165 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Bridle the Wind (1983) 164 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The Five-Minute Marriage (1977) 159 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Arabel and Mortimer: Books 4-6 (1980) 159 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Teeth of the Gale (1988) 156 exemplaires, 5 critiques
The Moon's Revenge (1987) 149 exemplaires, 4 critiques
A Small Pinch of Weather and Other Stories (1972) 148 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Cockatrice Boys (1993) 144 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Lady Catherine's Necklace (2000) 142 exemplaires, 11 critiques
Deception (1987) 139 exemplaires, 4 critiques
The Youngest Miss Ward (1998) 133 exemplaires, 6 critiques
The Monkey's Wedding and Other Stories (2011) 132 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Castle Barebane (1976) 130 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Emma Watson (1996) 127 exemplaires, 4 critiques
A Touch of Chill (1979) 122 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Night Fall (1969) 115 exemplaires, 5 critiques
The Smile of the Stranger (1978) 105 exemplaires, 2 critiques
The Way to Write for Children (1982) 96 exemplaires, 1 critique
A Harp of Fishbones (1972) 95 exemplaires
The Weeping Ash (1980) 94 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The Haunting of Lamb House (1991) 92 exemplaires, 1 critique
A Whisper in the Night (1982) 89 exemplaires
The Girl from Paris (1982) 83 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The Kingdom and the Cave (1960) 80 exemplaires, 3 critiques
All But a Few (1974) 78 exemplaires
The Crystal Crow (1975) 77 exemplaires
Died on a Rainy Sunday (1972) 76 exemplaires, 1 critique
Mortimer's Cross (1983) 76 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Beware of the Bouquet (1966) 75 exemplaires, 2 critiques
The Embroidered Sunset (1970) 74 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Butterfly Picnic (1972) 70 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Mortimer Says Nothing (1985) 70 exemplaires, 2 critiques
A Foot in the Grave (1989) 66 exemplaires
Blackground (1989) 66 exemplaires, 3 critiques
A Fit of Shivers: Tales for Late at Night (1990) 64 exemplaires, 1 critique
Morningquest (1992) 63 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Past Eight O'Clock: Goodnight Stories (1986) 60 exemplaires, 2 critiques
A Creepy Company (1993) 58 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Winter Sleepwalker and Other Stories (1994) 54 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Silence of Herondale (1964) 54 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Haunting Christmas Tales: An Anthology (1991) — Contributeur — 54 exemplaires
Joan Aiken Omnibus (Wolves Books 1-3) (1966) 51 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Dark Interval (1967) 50 exemplaires
Arabel and the Escaped Black Mamba (1973) 48 exemplaires, 1 critique
Last Movement (1977) 47 exemplaires, 1 critique
Shadows & Moonshine: Stories (2001) 47 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Mortimer's Bread Bin (1974) 44 exemplaires
Is / Cold Shoulder Road (1992) 44 exemplaires
Foul Matter (1614) — Auteur — 43 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Armitage, Armitage, Fly Away Home (1968) 41 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Give Yourself a Fright (1989) 40 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Fortune Hunters (1965) 38 exemplaires, 1 critique
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (2002) 36 exemplaires, 4 critiques
The Spiral Stair (1979) 36 exemplaires
A Handful of Gold (1995) 36 exemplaires
The Scream (2002) 35 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Smoke from Cromwell's Time and Other Stories (1970) 34 exemplaires, 1 critique
Voices in an empty house (1975) 34 exemplaires
Voices (1988) 32 exemplaires, 1 critique
Arabelle en croisière (1976) 32 exemplaires, 2 critiques
A Goose on Your Grave (1987) 32 exemplaires
Mice and Mendelson (1978) 31 exemplaires
The Erl King's Daughter (1988) 31 exemplaires
The Kitchen Warriors (1983) 31 exemplaires
Ghostly Beasts (2002) 30 exemplaires
Fog Hounds, Wind Cat, Sea Mice (1984) 29 exemplaires
The Shoemaker's Boy (1993) 29 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Dead Man's Lane (1996) 27 exemplaires
Mortimer's Portrait on Glass (1982) 27 exemplaires
Moon Cake and Other Stories (1998) 25 exemplaires
The Jewel Seed (1997) 22 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Wooden Dragon (2004) 19 exemplaires, 1 critique
All and More (1971) 18 exemplaires
Chilling Christmas Tales (1992) — Contributeur — 18 exemplaires, 2 critiques
The Gift Giving: Favourite Stories (2016) 17 exemplaires
More Than You Bargained For and Other Stories (1955) 15 exemplaires, 1 critique
Girl's Choice (1969) 13 exemplaires
In Thunder's Pocket (1600) 12 exemplaires, 1 critique
Street: A Play (1978) 12 exemplaires, 1 critique
All You've Ever Wanted and Other Stories (1953) 12 exemplaires, 1 critique
Jackanory: Tales of Arabel's Raven (1974) 11 exemplaires
Bone and Dream (2002) 10 exemplaires
The Skin Spinners: Poems (1850) 10 exemplaires
The Midnight Moropus (1993) 9 exemplaires
Winterthing: A Play for Children (1972) 9 exemplaires
Wie es mir einfällt. Geschichten (1991) 9 exemplaires
Silver Jackanory (1991) 9 exemplaires
Mortimer's Mine (1995) 8 exemplaires
The Song of Mat and Ben (2001) 8 exemplaires, 1 critique
Don't Go Fishing on Witches' Day (2008) 7 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Fog Hounds (1999) 6 exemplaires
Mayhem in Rumbury (1995) 6 exemplaires
Verräter des Lichts (1999) 4 exemplaires
The Rented Swan 4 exemplaires
Skräckens timmar & andra rysare (1989) 4 exemplaires
Simply the Best (1996) 3 exemplaires
More Arabel and Mortimer (A Puffin Book) (2019) 3 exemplaires, 1 critique
Mitox (I) 3 exemplaires
Treffpunkt Kuckucksbaum (2001) 2 exemplaires
Hair (short story) 2 exemplaires
Reading in Bed (short story) (2011) 2 exemplaires, 1 critique
Oxford Literacy Web (2000) 2 exemplaires
Träume süß, kleine Meggie (1978) 2 exemplaires
Der Schrei: Geisterstunde (2003) 2 exemplaires
Mortimer's Pocket (1994) 2 exemplaires
The Cold Flame (1969) 1 exemplaire, 1 critique
Pokój pełen liści (1987) 1 exemplaire
1992 1 exemplaire
1991 1 exemplaire
Best of Shadows (1979) 1 exemplaire
Mortimer und die Brottrommel (1995) 1 exemplaire
Ghostly Beasts 1 exemplaire
Arbol espejo, el (1991) 1 exemplaire
Das Todesparfüm 1 exemplaire
Drømmen om et ansigt (1977) 1 exemplaire
I lupi di Willoughby Chase (2023) 1 exemplaire
L' Eredita' Contesa 1 exemplaire
Ein Hund bellt sich vom Dach (1999) 1 exemplaire
Goblin Music 1 exemplaire
Find Me 1 exemplaire
The Companion 1 exemplaire
Finders Keepers 1 exemplaire
Ribs of Death (1975) 1 exemplaire
Verborgene Zuflucht (1996) 1 exemplaire
Mortimers Kreuz. (1999) 1 exemplaire

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Étiqueté

Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
Goldstein, Joan Delano Aiken Brown
Date de naissance
1924-09-04
Date de décès
2004-01-04
Sexe
female
Nationalité
UK
Lieu de naissance
Rye, East Sussex, England, UK
Lieu du décès
Petworth, West Sussex, England, UK
Lieux de résidence
London, England, UK
New York, USA
Études
Wychwood School for Girls, Oxford
Professions
Children's Author
Novelist
Advertising Copywriter
Editor
Relations
Aiken, Conrad (father)
Armstrong, Martin (stepfather)
Hodge, Jane Aiken (sister)
Aiken, John (brother)
Brown, Ronald George (husband)
Goldstein, Julius (husband) (tout afficher 7)
Aiken, Lizza (daughter)
Organisations
BBC
Argosy
Prix et distinctions
Guardian Award (1969)
Edgar Allan Poe Award (1972)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (1999)
Agent
A. M. Heath & Co.
Courte biographie
Joan Aiken was an English writer who received the MBE for services to Children's Literature. She was known as a writer of wild fantasy, Gothic novels and short stories.

She was born in Rye, East Sussex, into a family of writers, including her father, Conrad Aiken (who won a Pulitzer Prize for his poetry), and her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge. She worked for the United Nations Information Office during the second world war, and then as an editor and freelance on Argosy magazine before she started writing full time, mainly children's books and thrillers. For her books she received the Guardian Award (1969) and the Edgar Allan Poe Award (1972).

Her most popular series, the "Wolves Chronicles" which began with The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, was set in an elaborate alternate period of history in a Britain in which James II was never deposed in the Glorious Revolution,and so supporters of the House of Hanover continually plot to overthrow the Stuart Kings. These books also feature cockney urchin heroine Dido Twite and her adventures and travels all over the world.

Another series of children's books about Arabel and her raven Mortimer are illustrated by Quentin Blake, and have been shown on the BBC as Jackanory and drama series. Others including the much loved Necklace of Raindrops and award winning Kingdom Under the Sea are illustrated by Jan Pieńkowski.

Her many novels for adults include several that continue or complement novels by Jane Austen. These include Mansfield Revisited and Jane Fairfax.

Aiken was a lifelong fan of ghost stories. She set her adult supernatural novel The Haunting of Lamb House at Lamb House in Rye (now a National Trust property). This ghost story recounts in fictional form an alleged haunting experienced by two former residents of the house, Henry James and E. F. Benson, both of whom also wrote ghost stories. Aiken's father, Conrad Aiken, also authored a small number of notable ghost stories.

Membres

Discussions

THE DEEP ONES: "Cold Flame" by Joan Aiken à The Weird Tradition (Septembre 2022)
THE DEEP ONES: "Reading in Bed" by Joan Aiken à The Weird Tradition (Juin 2022)
Joan Aiken romance- main female lead dies à Name that Book (Mars 2016)

Critiques

Un petit livre extrêmement drôle, qui se lit d'une traite.
 
Signalé
beafr | 1 autre critique | Apr 11, 2011 |

Listes

Ghosts (1)
1960s (1)

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Statistiques

Œuvres
212
Aussi par
126
Membres
18,192
Popularité
#1,211
Évaluation
3.9
Critiques
424
ISBN
1,014
Langues
20
Favoris
76

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