The Stolen Lake by Joan Aiken [1981 HARDCOVER] • Delacorte
The Stolen Lake by Joan Aiken [THE WOLVES CHRONICLES IV]
FIRST BOOK CLUB EDITION  DELACORTE PRESS
Stated First US Printing / Book Club Edition.
*Custom refurbished ex-library copy with all lib. materials removed; endpapers fixed to inside covers for a much cleaner presentation. No stamps. Tiny handwritten code on title page.
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket is very nice; small sticker on spine. Looks fabulous in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.
Book itself is pristine. Clean pictorial boards. Tight binding. Reads beautifully!
Dido Twite, heroine of Black Hearts in Battersea and Nightbirds on Nantucket, is on her wildest adventure yet. On her way back to London aboard the Thrush, Dido and crew are summoned to the aid of the tyrannical queen of New Cumbria. Her island is an infernal place where birds carry off men and fish eat human flesh. The queen is greatly distressed because a neighbouring king has stolen her lake. Dido faces fire, flood, wild beasts and, ultimately, threat of execution in order to get the lake back. Is she equal to the challenge?
A rich mixture of legend, fantasy, humour and pure snowballing adventure.