25/09/2000

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (by Joan Aiken)

'The Wolves of Willoughby Chase' is a classic story for children by Joan Aiken, which I read aloud recently to my sons, who are currently 11 and 13.

Bonnie and her gentle cousin Sylvia are left in the care of the power-crazy Miss Slighcarp. England in the 19th century comes alive, with a very exciting story which is mostly believable, albeit rather melodramatic at times.

Very enjoyable. This is often thought of as a book for girls, but my sons thoroughly enjoyed it too.

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