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  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; Reissue edition (28 Oct. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618196250
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618196258
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.1 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,402,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joan Aiken is one of the best loved authors of the twentieth century, and has written over one hundred books for young readers and adults.

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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 gem from the top-class author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Birmingham Post)

A collection of manageably short but grippingly exciting tales that will have (children) coming back for more. (The Lady) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A hugely memorable classic from the highly-acclaimed author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By thomasleaf on 15 Sept. 2008
Format: Paperback
This is typical story by Joan Aiken of her fantastical history series. It centres on the joint fortunes of Lucas and Anna-Marie, orphaned heirs of a carpet factory. Braving the industrial horrors of Blastburn, a recurring town in the series, the two battle for survival. They learn many important lessons in looking after Lucas's tutor, Mr Oakapple, working both as match girl and tosh boy, even entering the employment of the carpet factory as a claw-cleaner. Through their adventures, they run afoul of the evil network of Bob Bluddward and eventually defeat him. Blastburn, the background for the story, is a very realistic picture of a grimy working town, and Aiken has obviously researched the period (although fictional, the timeline in The James III series can be linked to the 1800s). This is a good story, with enough twists in the plot to keep the reader interested.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Jun. 2001
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Midnight Is A Place By Joan Aiken is a terribly wonderful book that follows Aiken's Dickens' style of English story telling, adding a twist of fantasy. It is the story of two young children, who are from very different backgrounds, that come together in order to survive after a very tragic event. It is a must read for all Aiken and Childrens English literature fans!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 July 2003
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Midnight is a Place is a children’s novel from the author of “The Wolves of Willoughby Chase”. Set in the 19th century, the story follows the lonely Lucas Bell, whose guardian owns a carpet factory. The boys’ wishes soon come true when a young girl comes to stay. From here on in it’s a terrifying but superbly realistic ride involving escape, the harsh conditions of the factory, living on the streets and scourging in the sewers.
I really enjoyed this book, although it has a slow beginning, and the only criticism I can find is the lack of a solid theme to the novel as a whole. Recommended to anyone over twelve.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Apionid on 21 Nov. 2013
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Children's fiction as it used to be. A gripping story that I just loved when I was a child and hunted down as an adult so I could read it again.
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By mumstheword on 29 Dec. 2014
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Bought this as I vaguely remembered the series on television when I was younger. Good book.
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