Foot in the Grave


Author: Joan Aiken


Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski

AIKEN, Joan. A Foot in the Grave. By Joan Aiken and Jan Pieńkowski. London: Jonathan Cape [1989]. 8vo, 128pp. Gray boards stamped in silver. Pictorial endpapers; 8 full-page, color illustrations. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author, Joan Aiken.

First edition. A collection of 8 spine-tingling tales by acclaimed fantasy author, Joan Aiken, based on a series of haunting paintings created by Hans Christian Andersen Award-winning illustrator, Jan Pieńkowski. Conjuring a number of eerily plausible ghosts – some benevolent but mostly sinister – and setting them loose in the modern world, Pieńkowski’s images and Aiken’s words are a bewitching combination.