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The Whispering Mountain

The Whispering Mountain

Joan Aiken



Winner of the Guardian Prize for Fiction

In the small town of Pennygaff, where Owen has been sent to live after his mother's death, a legendary golden harp has been found. Knowing of the prophesy of the Harp of Teirtu, Owen must prevent the magic harp from falling into the evil clutches of its reputed owner, the sinister and diabolical Lord Mayln. But it won't be easy. Owen and his friend Arabis are plunged into a hair-raising adventure of intrigue, kidnapping, exotic underground worlds, savage beasts...even murder.

For only too late will Owen learn that Lord Mayln will stop at nothing to have the golden harp.

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The Whispering Mountain

On a sharp autumn evening a boy stood waiting inside the high stone pillars which flanked the gateway of the Jones Academy for the Sons of Gentlemen and Respectable Tradesmen in the small town...

Praise for The Whispering Mountain

“An enchanting, original story.” —The Times of London

“Wild, bold, imaginative...the story is funny, exciting and strange.” —Daily Telegraph

“A humorous unhistorical novel set in the imaginary reign of James III. Aiken is a natural storyteller with the gift of endless comic invention.” —The Guardian Prize committee


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Joan Aiken

Joan Aiken is an award-winning author of novels, plays, short stories, and children's books. Her most recent Jane Austen novel is The Youngest Miss Ward. She divides her time between London and New York.


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