Skinful of Shadows, A

Frances Hardinge

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 03-05-2018

£7.99

A Skinful of Shadows is the stunning story of a young girl’s quest to shape her own destiny from Frances Hardinge, the author of The Lie Tree, winner of the Costa Book Award 2015.

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Description

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.

Additional information

Weight 0.316 kg
Dimensions 29 × 130 × 197 mm
Page Count 448