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Frances Hardinge - Author

Frances Hardinge spent a large part of her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company. However, a few years later a persistent friend finally managed to bully Frances into sending a few chapters of FLY BY NIGHT, her first children's novel, to a publisher. Macmillan made her an immediate offer and she won the Branford Boase First Novel Award in 2006 with her debut, Fly By Night. Her subsequent novels, including Cuckoo Song and A Face like Glass are universally critically acclaimed and have been shortlisted for multiple awards, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal. The Lie Tree,winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015 and the Sunday Times Children's Book of the Year 2015 is her seventh novel.

BookBrunch recently interviewed Frances Hardinge …

"At first I just felt completely stunned, then I felt stunned, sleep-deprived, and as if somebody had attached me to a sort of media rollercoaster. Now, I'm working my way around to it sometimes actually sinking in. There's been a great deal of happiness throughout. On the occasions where it has sunk in, I have a tendency to giggle… I still can't really quite believe that this is actually happening!"

Click here to read the full and fascinating interview on BookBrunch.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Frances Hardinge

The Lie Tree: Illustrated Edition
Frances Hardinge - illustrated by Chris Riddell
A beautiful illustrated gift edition of Frances Hardinge's hugely entertaining and dramatic Victorian thriller. When Faith's father dies suddenly she knows she must try to find out exactly what he was hiding in the local caves she had recently visited...
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Format: Hardback | Released 20/10/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Lie Tree
Frances Hardinge
Winner of the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 12 - 16 year old category. WINNER of the 2015 COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR and Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award Award-winning Frances Hardinge is spellbinding is this hugely...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedCuckoo Song
Frances Hardinge
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - May 2014 Book of the Month Frances Hardinge creates a brilliant sense of menace in this chillingly dark fairy story . Something sinister, beyond just getting wet, happens to Triss when she falls...
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/05/2014
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Twilight Robbery
Frances Hardinge
March 2012 Book of the Month. Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Prize 2011. Award winning Frances Hardinge's first novel Fly By Night starred Mosca Mye and Eponymous Clent. Now they are back for a thrilling new adventure in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Twilight Robbery
Frances Hardinge
One of the 4 titles shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Prize 2011. Award winning Frances Hardinge's first novel Fly By Night starred Mosca Mye and Eponymous Clent. Now they are back for a thrilling new adventure in the city...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/03/2011
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Gullstruck Island
Frances Hardinge
A hugely imaginative and inventive fantasy, Gullstruck Island is the wonderful creation of a whole new world in which some of the strangest things happen. Arilou is a Lost, a special child who has the ability to mind-fly with the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2010
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Gullstruck Island
Frances Hardinge
A hugely imaginative and inventive fantasy, Gullstruck Island is the wonderful creation of a whole new world in which some of the strangest things happen. Arilou is a Lost, a special child who has the ability to mind-fly with the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/01/2009
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Fly By Night
Frances Hardinge
A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011. Winner of the Branford Boase prize, this may not at first seem an obvious choice for young teenagers to pick up and read but what is quite certain is that it is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2006
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Fly By Night
Frances Hardinge
12+ years. Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2006. Fly By Night is a wholly original fantasy peopled with a cast of unusual characters whose adventures unravel at a breathtaking pace. Mosca runs away from home with a manic goose...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/10/2005
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