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Frances Hardinge

  • 5 stars across 22 books
    Frances Hardinge spent her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, and after she got a job at a software company was bullied by a persistent friend until she reluctantly let a publisher read the first chapters of Fly by Night . Macmillan made her an immediate offer. The book went on to publish to huge critical acclaim and win the Branford Boase First Novel Award. Known for her beautiful use of language, she has since written many critically acclaimed novels including the sequel to Fly By Night, Twilight Robbery , and the Costa Award winning The Lie Tree .
    1st May 2015

    The Lie Tree

    Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric nov... More

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    21st September 2017

    A Skinful of Shadows

    Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2017 'A Skinful of Shadows confirms Hardinge's status as one... More

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    5th May 2016

    Mystery & Mayhem

    Enthralling children's fiction for everyone who loves Robin Steven's Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries and Frances Hardin... More

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    1st March 2011

    Twilight Robbery

    'Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.' Patrick Ness The thrilling sequel to Frances Hardinge... More

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    7th January 2011

    Fly By Night

    'Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.' Patrick Ness Fly By Night is a breathtaking adven... More

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    1st February 2007

    Fly-by-night

    "Fly-by-Night" was not the best choice for an eleven-year-old girl who had never ridden before; but as soon as Ruth Holl... More

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    20th March 2010

    Gullstruck Island

    On Gullstruck Island the volcanoes quarrel, beetles sing danger and occasionally a Lost is born . . . In the villa... More

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    28th February 2013

    Face Like Glass

    "the most enjoyable children's book of the year so far" Sunday Times "This unusual and highly imaginative fantasy from F... More

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    1st May 2014

    Cuckoo Song

    'Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.' Patrick Ness Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge, Cos... More

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    28th January 2016

    Gullstruck Island

    'Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.' Patrick Ness Chosen as one of Time Magazine's 100... More

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