The People in the Castle

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The People in the Castle: Selected Strange Stories

by Joan Aiken (Small Beer Press, 2016)

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This posthumous collection spans thirty-five years of Joan Aiken’s prolific career. The stories, though frequently lacking in closure, are beautifully written, with rich, dark ideas and a wondrous touch of fairy tale logic. Aiken’s characterisation of people (and notably, animals) is exquisite.

 

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