A Skinful of Shadows

In the 1640s during the English Civil War, the twelve-year-old illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic family shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts.

A Skinful of Shadows

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 SerpentFrances 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.

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A Skinful of Shadows
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Frances Hardinge
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-03 - Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

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 SerpentFrances
A Skinful of Shadows
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Frances Hardinge
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-21 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

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
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Language: en
Pages: 90
Authors: Jack Deighton
Categories: Fantasy fiction, English
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

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