Black Hearts in Battersea


by Joan Aiken (Author)

Book Cover for Black Hearts in Battersea

   Book 2   
Pages: 240

Simon – Bonnie and Sylvia's goose-rearing, cave-dwelling friend from Willoughby Chase – arrives in London to meet an old friend and pursue the study of painting. Instead he finds himself unwittingly caught up in a wicked crew's fiendish caper to overthrow the good King James and the Duke and Duchess of Battersea.

With the help of his friend Sophie and the resourceful waif Dido, Simon narrowly escapes a series of madcap close encounters and dangerous run-ins. In a time and place where villains do nothing halfway, Simon is faced with wild wolves, poisoned pies, kidnapping, and a wrecked ship. A cleverly contrived tale of intrigue and misadventure sure to delight fans of Oliver Twist.

Wolves Chronicles Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Wolves Chronicles
Reading level: 9+
Books in series: 12
Read in order? No
Next release: Finished
Tags: fantasy  adventure  historical  animal  myth & legend  steampunk 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   The Wolves of Willoughby Chase  (1962)
2.   Black Hearts in Battersea  (1964)
3.   Nightbirds on Nantucket  (1966)
4.   The Stolen Lake  (1981)
5.   Limbo Lodge  (1999)
6.   The Cuckoo Tree  (1971)
7.   Dido and Pa  (1986)
8.   Is Underground  (1992)
9.   Cold Shoulder Road  (1995)
10.   Midwinter Nightingale  (2003)
11.   The Witch of Clatteringshaws  (2005)
+   The Whispering Mountain  (1968)