Book cover for Deception




04 April 2024
464 pages
Imprint: Pan


Deception will delight readers with its lively lucidity and inventive wit. When two identical schoolgirls decide to swap identities, the adventures resulting from this are described in an Austenesque style which equals that other doyenne of the genre, Georgette Heyer
A winner. The narrative is crisp, the characterization revealing, the ending quite modern in its ambiguity
Joan Aiken’s Deception is charming and convincing . . . the detail of daily life and the interweaving of characters are fascinating and the whole as witty as befits a master pasticheur of Jane Austen
Joan Aiken has produced in Deception a very good historical romance with a strong and sympathetic period feel