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Frances Hardinge

  • 4 stars across 20 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, then got a job at a software company. However, by this time a persistent friend had 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. The sequel, Twilight Robbery , was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. She has also written many other highly acclaimed novels including Verdigris Deep, Cuckoo Song and the Costa Award winning The Lie Tree .
    21st September 2017

    A Skinful of Shadows

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

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    1st May 2015

    The Lie Tree

    Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospher... 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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    22nd February 2018

    Fly By Night: World Book Day 2018

    'Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.' Patrick NessFly By Night is the stunnning debut novel fro... 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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    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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    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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