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Frances Hardinge - Author

About the Author

Frances Hardinge spent a large part of her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange 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. The book went on to publish to huge critical acclaim and win the Branford Boase First Novel Award. She has since written many highly acclaimed children's novels including, Fly By Night's sequel, Twilight Robbery, as well as the Carnegie shortlisted Cuckoo Song and the Costa Book of the Year winner, The Lie Tree.

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A Skinful of Shadows

A Skinful of Shadows

Author: Frances Hardinge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2017. 'A Skinful of Shadows confirms Hardinge's status as one of our finest storytellers. It's rare to find a book which is every bit as intelligent and stylish as it is riveting - I was enthralled' - Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent. Frances Hardinge weaves a dark, otherworldly tale in A Skinful of Shadows, her first book since the Costa Award-winning The Lie Tree. When a creature dies, its spirit can go looking for somewhere to hide. Some people have space inside them, perfect for hiding. Makepeace, a courageous girl with a mysterious past, defends herself nightly from the ghosts which try to possess her. Then a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard for a moment. And now there's a ghost inside her. The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, but it may be her only defence in a time of dark suspicion and fear. As the English Civil War erupts, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession - or death.

Verdigris Deep

Verdigris Deep

Author: Frances Hardinge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2016

In the tradition of truly fantastic storytelling, Verdigris Deep is a darkly witty, utterly creepy and clever novel by Frances Hardinge, author of The Lie Tree. Verdigris n. a blue-green rust that tarnishes ageing and forgotten copper coins, altering them entirely . . . One evening, Ryan and his friends steal some coins from a well. Soon after, strange things begin to happen. Peculiar marks burn on Ryan's knuckles and light bulbs mysteriously explode. Then the well witch appears, with her fountains for eyes and gargled demands. From now on the children must serve her - and the wishes rotting at the bottom of her well. 'Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now' - Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls.

Das Madchen ohne Maske

Das Madchen ohne Maske

Author: Frances Hardinge Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2014

In der unterirdischen Stadt Caverna erschaffen die Meister ihrer Zunft unvergleichliche Dinge: Weine, die Erinnerungen ausloschen, Kase, die Halluzinationen hervorrufen, und Parfums, die ihren Trager fur andere vertrauenswurdig machen. Die Leute im oberirdischen Caverna sind gewohnlicher, bis auf eines: ihre Gesichter sind leer und reglos wie frischer Schnee. Nur die Mienenschmiede konnen vermitteln, wie man ein Gefuhl zeigt (oder vorspiegelt). In den streng gehuteten Kase-Tunneln dieser misstrauischen Welt lebt Neverfell. Ihr hinter einer Maske verborgenes Gesicht macht sie gefahrlich, und ewig wird es nicht verborgen bleiben.

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