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Limbo Lodge free pdf Dido Twite on board a ship bound for England is waylaid by a search for Lord Herodsfoot on the tropical island of Aratu. Aratu means the Island of Pearl Snakes in the Dilendi language and a bite from one of them can do for you in a brace of shakes. That is only one of many hazards encountered by Dido as she searches for the lost Lord reputedly to be found in Limbo Lodge. For who can she trust as she tramps across the island - and when she finally approached the lodge it hardly seems to be welcoming. 'Limbo Lodge was sited at the edge of the forest line, among clumps of clove and djeela trees, in a kind of wild garden. Over to the eastern boundary of this, the ground seemed to come to an abrupt stop- here, Dido guessed, was the Cliff of Death-'

About Joan Aiken

Joan Aiken was born in Sussex in 1924. She was the daughter of the American poet, Conrad Aiken- her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge, is also a novelist. Before joining the 'family business' herself, Joan had a variety of jobs, including working for the BBC, the United Nations Information Centre and then as features editor for a short story magazine. Her first children's novel, The Kingdom of the Cave, was published in 1960. Joan Aiken wrote over a hundred books for young readers and adults and is recognized as one of the classic authors of the twentieth century. Amanda Craig, writing in The Times, said, 'She was a consummate story-teller, one that each generation discovers anew.' Her best-known books are those in the James III saga, of which The Wolves of Willoughby Chase was the first title, published in l962 and awarded the Lewis Carroll prize. Both that and Black Hearts in Battersea have been filmed. Her books are internationally acclaimed and she received the Edgar Allan Poe Award in the United States as well as the Guardian Award for Fiction in this country for The Whispering Mountain. Joan Aiken was decorated with an MBE for her services to children's books. She died in 2004.

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Author : Joan Aiken
Publisher : Red Fox
Data Published : 04 March 2004
ISBN : 0099456672
EAN : 9780099456674
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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