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Deception Joan Aiken

Deception By Joan Aiken

Deception by Joan Aiken

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Deception is a regency romance from critically acclaimed author Joan Aiken, who has been compared to Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen.

Deception Summary

Deception by Joan Aiken

Two very different, but physically identical, young ladies meet at a boarding school once attended by Jane Austen. Joan Aiken's engrossing regency novel is perfect for fans of the major Netflix romantic drama series, Bridgerton.

Self-righteous Louisa wants to escape her grand family life in Northumberland and become a missionary in India. Imaginative and quiet Alvey has no family and only longs for peaceful independence to, complete her novel.

So when Louisa suggests swapping identities, it seems like the perfect plan: Alvey will have a peaceful country manor in which to write her book, and Louisa will be free to voyage across the globe. But when Alvey becomes a beloved and indispensable member of her extraordinary new family, how will they view the return of the more quarrelsome Louisa?

Joan Aiken weaves an intricate plot of deception and identity, peopled with strong female characters, in this unique historical romance.

'Joan Aiken's invention seemed inexhaustible, her high spirits a blessing, her sheer storytelling zest a phenomenon. She was a literary treasure, and her books will continue to delight for many years to come.' - Philip Pullman

Deception Reviews

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 -- Amanda Craig * Sunday Express *
A winner. The narrative is crisp, the characterization revealing, the ending quite modern in its ambiguity * The Lady *
Joan Aikens 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 -- Marina Vaizey * Country Life *
Joan Aiken has produced in Deception a very good historical romance with a strong and sympathetic period feel * Oxford Times *

About Joan Aiken

Joan Aiken was born in Rye, Sussex in 1924, daughter of the American poet Conrad Aiken, and started writing herself at the age of five. Since the 1960s she wrote full time and published over 100 books. Best known for her childrens books such as The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and Midnight is a Place, she also wrote extensively for adults and published many contemporary and historical novels, including sequels to novels by Jane Austen. In 1969 she won the Guardian Childrens book prize for Whispering Mountain, followed by an Edgar Allan Poe award for Night Fall in 1972, and was awarded an MBE for her services to childrens literature in 1999.

Joan Aiken died in 2004.

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Deception by Joan Aiken
Used - Very Good
Pan Macmillan
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