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Castle Barebane



19 April 2018
304 pages
Imprint: Bello


A tightly-knit, exciting novel . . . an unusually well-told tale
Joan Aiken writes superbly, with a force, a colour and strength of imagination that one encounters all too rarely today. I loved every moment of it
Joan Aiken's Castle Barebane promises every kind of Gothic pleasure from grimy decadent London to a crumbling Scottish castle . . . the plot twists agilely enough to lead most readers up the garden path several times
Set in 19th century New York, London and Scotland, Castle Barebane is an engrossing novel of romance and terror . . . with an unforgettable, spirited heroine