Conrad Aiken, Poet, and daughter Joan…gifted and enchanting!
Conrad Aiken, Joan’s Pulitzer prize winning poet father didn’t hand out compliments lightly, so it was wonderful to discover a letter he wrote introducing her to Charles Schlessiger, (Aiken’s agent at Brandt & Hochman who was to become Joan’s life-long friend and supporter) in which he sings her praises to the moon. A genuine case for Thanksgiving, and a celebration of Joan Aiken’s remarkable, funny, twentieth century fairy tales – two new editions of which have been published this year.
Two new collections of Joan Aiken’s unforgettable stories now out
Celebrated as a book of the year in The Washington Post
and from Virago Modern Classics, just in time for Christmas
‘For the young of all ages’