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A Harp of Fishbones and other stories Paperback – 20 Aug 1997

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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books; New edition edition (20 Aug. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340681292
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340681299
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1.8 x 17.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,001,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joan Aiken is the author of over a hundred books for adults and children, many of them classics. She worked on the magazine, Argosy, and wrote hundreds of short stories before her first novel, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, was published in the early '60s. It was highly praised in Time magazine and its success allowed Joan to write full-time thereafter. She has said, "I would never want to do anything but write stories. It is inventing your own world, using all the bits of the real one that you like best. And that is something you can do anywhere, at any time."

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Craig HALL OF FAME on 4 Mar. 2002
Format: Paperback
The heroine is an orphan, brought up in a harsh, greedy village by an old woman. She learns how to make a harp of fishbones, and eventually runs away to discover her own history and the curse under which her ancestral city lies - a city that can only be freed by music made by an instrument nobody has ever heard before.
Rich with mystery,mmagic, melancholy and joy, these are matchless stories for any child of 7+
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Four Stars 28 Jun. 2014
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Contains many stories from other collections, but still worthwhile for the others.
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