• "Joan Aiken is a marvel"

    Philip Pullman
  • "She was a consummate story-teller, one that each generation discovers anew"

    Amanda Craig, The Times
  • "Dickensian in flavour ... rich in atmosphere and intrigue"

    Julia Eccleshare, Guardian
  • "A genuine small masterpiece"

  • "Thrilling tale...stuffed with atmosphere, adventure, memorable characters and luxuriant Gothic prose. Any child who discovers it will fall in love, not only with Aiken’s writing, but with reading... The Wolves sequence has inspired writers from Philip Pullman to Cathryn Constable... Aiken was a genius, and her reissue deserves howls of delight"

    Amanda Craig, The Times