The Monkey\'s Wedding

The Monkey\'s Wedding : And Other Stories

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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 includes introductions by Aiken as well as by her daughter, Lizza Aiken.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 203 pages
  • 148 x 223 x 20mm
  • United States
  • English
  • 1931520747
  • 9781931520744
  • 510,330

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"Brisk, matter-of-fact accounts of annoying mermaids, hospitable devils, unionizing mice and robot prototypes that make flipping light switches an act of menace. And the women range from self-willed wives to beautiful stunt motorcyclists to knitting spinsters. Sometimes they conform to the stereotypes of the times they were created in, but [Joan] Aiken is full of surprises: Her plots and characters continually wander off the beaten track, leaving far behind what fantasist Lord Dunsany called 'the fields we know.'"--The Seattle Times
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164 ratings
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3 35% (57)
2 7% (11)
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