Joan Aiken

Standard Name: Aiken, Joan
Birth Name: Joan Delano Aiken
Indexed Name: Joan Delano Aiken
Married Name: Joan Delano Brown
Married Name: Joan Delano Goldstein
JA was a popular and successful later twentieth-century writer of short stories and longer fictions for children, most of which are fantasies or have strong supernatural or mystery elements. She also wrote adult novels (both thrillers and romances), and last of all of a series of sequels to novels by Jane Austen .


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Textual Production Elizabeth Goudge
Here Goudge appears in eclectic company: with, among others, Joan Aiken , Stephen King , and Edgar Allan Poe .
Textual Production Sheenagh Pugh
This subject provides her with an unusual angle on intertextuality: SP investigates not only the proliferation of sequels to Jane Austen novels (by Joan Aiken , Emma Tennant , and many others) but also the...


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Aiken, Joan. A Cluster of Separate Sparks. Doubleday, 1972.
Aiken, Joan, and Pat Marriott. All You’ve Ever Wanted. Cape, 1953.
Aiken, Joan, and Quentin Blake. Arabel’s Raven. BBC, 1972.
Aiken, Joan. Blackground. Gollancz, 1989.
Aiken, John et al. Conrad Aiken,Our Father. Anthony Neville, 1989.
Aiken, Joan. Died on a Rainy Sunday. Gollancz, 1972.
Aiken, Joan. Eliza’s Daughter. Gollancz, 1994.
Aiken, Joan. Emma Watson. Gollancz, 1996.
Aiken, Joan. Jane Fairfax. Gollancz, 1990.
Aiken, Joan. Lady Catherine’s Necklace. Gollancz, 2000.
Aiken, Joan. Last Movement. Gollancz, 1977.
Aiken, Joan. Mansfield Revisited. Gollancz, 1984.
Aiken, Joan. The Five-Minute Marriage. Gollancz, 1977.
Aiken, Joan. The Haunting of Lamb House. Cape, 1991.
Aiken, Joan, and Pat Marriott. The Stolen Lake. Cape, 1981.
Aiken, Joan. The Way to Write for Children. Elm Tree, 1972.
Aiken, Joan, and Pat Marriott. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. Cape, 1962.
Aiken, Joan. The Youngest Miss Ward. Gollancz, 1998.