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  • Hodder Children's Books

Midnight is a Place

Joan Aiken

5 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 11 years, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

A masterful, compelling story from an award-winning author, this is the anniversary edition of a story every child and parent will love.

Lucas is lonely. Orphaned and sent to live with his formidable guardian in a vast mansion, he longs for a friend.

Then Anna-Marie arrives. She's spoilt and wilful - and practically half his age. Lucas feels more alone than ever.

But one night something terrible happens. Lucas and Anna-Marie face a terrifying and treacherous ordeal, alone in the hostile city streets. Together, they must fight to survive ...

A compelling tale of villainy and suspense from the best-selling author of THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE.

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Praise for Midnight is a Place

  • Joan Aiken is one of the most remarkable writers in modern children's fiction. - The Sunday Times

  • An old-fashioned rattling good yarn, full of extraordinary characters and gloriously rich language - Adele Geras, TES

  • Joan Aiken is a superb storyteller. Even when her stories touch on the dark, mystical side, they pull children with with fascination, not fear - Sainsbury's Magazine

  • Fog Hounds: 'Spellbinding adventures which are modern fairy tales.' - Aldershot Mail

  • A collection of manageably short but grippingly exciting tales that will have (children) coming back for more. - The Lady

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