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The Monkey's Wedding and Other Stories: And Other Stories
By Lizza Aiken (introduced by) and Joan Aiken
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Publisher Small Beer Pr
Publication date May 10, 2011
Pages 203
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781931520744
ISBN-10 1931520747
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $24.00
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Joan Aiken's stories captivated readers for fifty years. They're funny, smart, gentle, and occasionally very, very scary. The stories in The Monkey's Wedding are collected here for the very first time and include six never before published, as well as two previously published under the pseudonym Nicholas Dee. Here you'll find the story of a village for sale . . . or is the village itself the story? There's an English vicar who declares on his deathbed that he might have lived an entirely different life. After his death, a large, black, argumentative cat makes an appearance. . . .
This hugely imaginative collection of incongruous, light, and unexpected stories features Shelley Jackson's spooky and eyecatching cover painting inspired by the story "A Mermaid Too Many" and includes introductions by Joan Aiken as well by her daughter, Lizza Aiken.

Praise for Joan Aiken:
"Joan Aiken's invention seemed inexhaustible, her high spirits a blessing, her sheer storytelling zest a phenomenon. She was a literary treasure, and her books will continue to delight for many years to come."--Philip Pullman

"Aiken writes with the genius of a born storyteller, with mother wit expanded and embellished by civilized learning, and with the brilliance of an avenging angel."--The New Yorker

Best known for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Joan Aiken (1924-2004) wrote over a hundred books and won the Guardian and Edgar Allan Poe awards. After her first husband's death, she supported her family by copyediting at Argosy magazine and an advertising agency before turning to fiction. She went on to write for Vogue, Good Housekeeping, Vanity Fair, Argosy, Women's Own, and many others. Visit her online at: joanaiken.com.


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With Joan Aiken | from Small Beer Pr (May 10, 2011); titled "The Monkey's Wedding and Other Stories: And Other Stories"
9781931520744 | details & prices | 203 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $24.00
About: Joan Aiken's stories captivated readers for fifty years.

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