Dido and Pa

Book 8, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Joan Aiken

No. of pages 316

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Dido Twite is waylaid by her father, the shady Abednego Twite, acting on instructions from his evil patron. Why is Dido so urgently needed in Wapping? Why are King Richard's friends all accidentally drowning in the Thames? How does hard-drinking Mrs Lily Bloodvessel figure in this intricate plot, with her cellar full of sleeping guttersnipes? Another rollercoasting story by Joan Aiken, in which Dido's scheming Pa finally receives his comeuppance.


This book is in the following series:

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

This book features the following character:

Dido Twite

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