[DWJ] Joan Aiken (was: Georgette Heyer)

Allison Marles Gryski apm at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Mon Jan 7 10:46:03 EST 2008


On Sun, Jan 06, 2008 at 02:22:17PM +0000, Minnow wrote:
> Jackie wrote:
> >I also love Joan Aiken, both adult and children's books (though i like
> >less the last few in the Dido Twite Chronicles, which get positive
> >body-strewn).
> 
> JA and DWJ were friends and each liked the other's work.  DWJ is convinced
> that JA's Dido is one of DWJ's godchildren (as it were, because they
> happened the other way round) and after they had met each other JA agreed
> that yes, this was someone who could easily have been a template for Dido
> if she'd met her before.

OK, I've now heard Joan Aiken mentioned enough that I must admit I've
never read anything by her.  What sorts of books does she write and if I
like DWJ and GH, is there a strong likelihood that I'll enjoy JA?  Any
suggestions?

Allison
 



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