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Aiken, Joan, 1924-2004

LC control no.n 80005268
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LC classificationPR6051.I35
Personal name headingAiken, Joan, 1924-2004
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Variant(s)Brown, Joan Delano, 1924-2004
Goldstein, Joan Delano, 1924-2004
Associated placeOxford (England)
Birth date1924-09-04
Death date2004-01-04
Place of birthRye (England)
Place of deathPetworth (England)
Field of activityChildren's literature
AffiliationWychwood School
Profession or occupationWomen novelists Women poets
Found inHer More than you bargained for, 1955.
Black hearts in Battersea, c1999: t.p. (by Joan Aiken) jkt. (daughter of the American writer Conrad Aiken; b. Rye, Sussex, England)
Wikipedia WWW site, Mar. 6, 2006 (under Joan Aiken: Joan Delano Aiken; b. Sept. 4, 1924, Rye, East Sussex; d. Jan. 4, 2004; English novelist)
Aiken, Joan. The skin spinners : poems, 1976: title page (Joan Aiken)
Contemporary Authors Online, accessed December 8, 2015: "Joan Aiken." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2012 (Born September 4, 1924, in Rye, Sussex, England; died January 4, 2004, in Petworth, West Sussex, England)
New York Times, accessed via ProQuest, December 8, 2015: "Joan Aiken Is Dead at 79; Wrote Children's Adventures" by Wolfgang Saxon, January 9, 2004, p. B7 (Joan Delano Aiken, a prodigious weaver of tales for adults and children, died on Sunday at her home in Petworth in West Sussex, England ... Ms. Aiken's fiction ... nonhistorical adventure, tinged with suspense and horror, often featuring ghosts ... Joan Aiken was born in Rye, England ...first husband, Ronald George Brown ... second marriage to Julius Goldstein ...)
Her Five-minute marriage, 2018: ECIP t.p. (Joan Aiken) data view (was born in Rye, Sussex, England, on September 4, 1924, the daughter of the Pulitzer Prize winner, writer Conrad Aiken. She was raised in a rural area and home schooled by her mother until the age 12. She then attended Wychwood School, a boarding school in Oxford. Her work first appeared in 1941 when the British Broadcasting Corporation, where she worked as a librarian, broadcast some of her short stories on their Children's Hour program. Aiken is best known for her adult "fantasy" stories. She has received awards for children's fiction and for mystery fiction, and has also written ''sequels'' to Jane Austen books. She collaborated with her daughter to write many episodes of her Arabel and Mortimer the raven series for the BBC. In all, Aiken wrote 92 novels - including 27 for adults - as well as plays, poems and short stories, although she was best known as a writer of children's stories. Joan Aiken died in January of 2004 at the age of 79)
Associated languageeng