Joan Aiken

Read The Gift Giving, a holiday short story from Joan Aiken

“Stories are mysterious things; they have a life of their own”- Joan Aiken In a writing career spanning six decades, Joan Aiken wrote stories of wolves, naughty pet ravens, pirates, necklaces made of raindrops, and much more. This Christmas, we publish a collection of her favourite stories, including The Gift Giving, which you can read exclusively below. The…

How The Kingdom and the Cave came to be, by Lizza Aiken.

Joan Aiken MBE published over a hundred books in a career spanning six decades, and wrote her first story, The Kingdom and the Cave, when she was just 17. This November her story of the thrilling adventure of a cat and his boy is being published as a Virago Modern Classic for a whole new audience,…