Joan Aiken’s daughter Lizza is hosting an evening in New York to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. You should go.
The anniversary has also prompted a new audio edition of the novel (Listening Library) about which Martha says:
“I’ve just started listening to it, narrated by Joan Aiken’s daughter Lizza, and it’s superb. The combination of the author’s masterful storytelling and the narrator’s assured and intimate reading is mesmerizing. I hope Lizza goes on to read the whole Wolves sequence – it’s wonderful to be subsumed into that world again! I just want to drop everything and listen. (Maybe I could have the day off?) As an added bonus, Lizza introduces the audiobook with a brief story about how her mother came to write the book—a huge treat for Aiken fans.”
You should listen.