Dido and Pa by Joan Aiken

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Readers who have followed Dido Twite’s escapades in Black Hearts in Battersea and Nightbirds on Nantucket will welcome her return in another wild adventure. Now back in print, Dido and Pa continues the Wolves Chronicles, the exhilarating and imaginative series that stemmed from Joan Aiken’s classic The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.
Dido Twite is finally back home in London and reunited with her old friend Simon, now the Duke of Battersea and a favorite of King Richard. But no sooner does Dido start to settle in than her rascally father, Abednago, appears and drags her off into the night. Soon Dido finds herself caught up in the midst of another dastardly Hanoverian conspiracy: a plot involving a mysterious double for the king, the miraculous healing powers of music, and a spy network made up of abandoned street children called lollpoops. Meanwhile, out in the forest, starving wolves are closing in on the city . . .

About Joan Aiken

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Joan Aiken, daughter of the American writer Conrad Aiken, was born in Rye, Sussex, England, and has written more than sixty books for children, including The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.
Published October 28, 2002 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 307 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, War, Westerns, History, Romance. Fiction

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Favorite characters from previous title appear: Sophie, Simon (now Duke of Battersea), Podge, all twined in a marvelously inventive plot in which Dido is instrumental in foiling the wicked Hanoverian, a tunnel broad enough for two carriages has been built beneath the Thames, and wolves threaten t...

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Simon, first met in Aiken's The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, meets up with Dido Twite in Dido and Pa (1986), which PW called ""a tempestuous and atmospheric sequel to The Stolen Lake."" Here, Dido returns to England only to be sucked into her father's dangerous plot to usurp the King's power.

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