The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Welcome to a dark winter long ago, in an England of fantasy. Good King James III is on the throne. From the frozen north to London, England is menaced by savage wolves that have migrated through the new Channel Tunnel. When orphans Bonnie and Sylvia fall into the hands of evil Miss Slighcarp, they need all their courage to escape. How will they dodge the starving wolves that surround the great house of Willoughby Chase? With its bleak snowy landscapes, twisted villains, howling wolves and a thrilling sense of doom, this book was steampunk before steampunk was even invented. Don’t miss!

  • Joan Aiken’s wonderfully wintry classic adventure
  • Set in a parallel England gripped by darkest menace
  • Incredibly inventive and full of nail-biting suspense
  • The perfect read to curl up with on a chilly evening

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  • Joan Aiken

    Joan Aiken was the author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and many other classic children’s books.


    Joan Aiken won a number of children’s book awards, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for The Whispering Mountain, and was awarded an MBE in 1999 for services to children’s literature.

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