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The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories

Author: Aiken, Joan, MBE
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Pub Date: 06/08/2015
Publisher: ABACUS
ISBN: 9780349005850
Availability: In Stock
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Quick overview Joan Aiken, classic author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, wrote the Armitage family stories all throughout her life - from when she was a teenager onwards. This is the first time the stories have been collected together in our market.
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE

'What a thrill to discover this gem from the witty and endlessly inventive Joan Aiken' CHRIS RIDDELL
'She is one of the writers I admire most in the world' KATHERINE RUNDELL
'She was a literary treasure, and her books will continue to delight for years to come' PHILIP PULLMAN


'I wish we'll have two children called Mark and Harriet. And I hope lots of interesting and unusual things will happen to them. It would be nice if they had a fairy godmother, for instance. And a phoenix or something out of the ordinary for a pet. We could have a special day for interesting and unusual things to happen - say, Mondays. But not always Mondays, and not only Mondays, or that would get a bit dull'

As a result of their mother's honeymoon wish, Mark and Harriet Armitage have a fairy godmother, a pet unicorn, and are prepared for anything life can throw at them (especially, but not always, on a Monday): hatching griffins in the airing cupboard, Latin lessons with a ghost, furious Furies on the doorstep, and an enchanted garden locked inside a cereal packet. Life with the Armitages can be magical, funny, terrifying - but never, ever dull.

A delightful summary of one side of Aiken's talent: whimsical, funny, a series of brilliantly imaginative ideas stitched together with dream logic ... It is the mixture of irrepressible gaiety and invention with the tragic that makes Aiken one of the great children's authors...impossible to calculate the number of people who have enjoyed her books - who have had some magic injected into the mundane - Sunday Telegraph

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