'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 SerpentFrances Hardinge weaves a dark, otherworldly tale in A Skinful of Shadows, her first book since the Costa Award-winning The Lie Tree.'Everyone should read Frances Hardinge.
Everyone. Right now.' - Patrick Ness'Hardinge is a talent who deserves to be read by children and adults alike' - GuardianWhen 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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 21/09/2017
- Category: Historical
- ISBN: 9781509837540
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