Contains material relating to 'A Necklace of Raindrops', 'Midnight is a Place', the 'Felix' trilogy ('Go Saddle the Sea', 'Bridle the Wind' and 'The Teeth of the Gale') by Joan Aiken, editions of 'Midnight is a Place' and 'The Teeth of the Gale', and ephemera. Material includes typescripts, correspondence, proofs and proof covers, plot outlines and notes, and research material.
Joan Aiken Collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Created by Joan Aiken in the course of her career in children's literature.
Material has been arranged as follows:
JA/01: 'A Necklace of Raindrops'
JA/02: 'Midnight is a Place'
JA/03: 'Go Saddle the Sea'
JA/04: 'Bridle the Wind'
JA/05: 'The Teeth of the Gale'
Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.
Material has been appraised and weeded for duplicates.
Joan Aiken donated material for 'A Necklace of Raindrops' to Seven Stories in 2001. In 2005 Liz Aiken, Joan Aiken's daughter, donated material for 'Midnight is a Place', 'Go Saddle the Sea', 'Bridle the Wind', and 'The Teeth of the Gale', which had been pledged to Seven Stories by Joan Aiken before her death in 2004, and copies of 'Midnight is a Place' and 'The Teeth of the Gale' in different editions, and other ephemera.