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A Skinful of Shadows - Frances Hardinge

A Skinful of Shadows - Frances Hardinge
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Title: A Skinful of Shadows

Author:  Frances Hardinge

ISBN:  9781509837540

Weight:  805g

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A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

As a young child, Makepeace Danners was sent by her mother to sleep in the graveyard.  Told it was to build her defences against the spirits that lurked there, she spent night after night bedded down amongst the ghosts, with only mice and rats for company.

As she grew older, Makepeace realised that she had a strange talent.  There is a space inside her which can be filled by the spirits of the dead.  This talent marks her as very interesting to the Felmotte family, the rich and powerful ancestors from whom she has inherited it.  Her mother hopes her childhood training will protect her from them, but one fateful day Makepeace lets her guard down, and now she has a spirit inside her.

The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, and it may be her only defence when the Felmotte family come to claim her as one of their own.  There is talk of civil war, and they need people with talents such as hers to protect their dark and terrible family secret.

But as she plans her escape and heads out into a country torn apart by war, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession – or death.

Frances Hardinge weaves a dark, otherworldly tale in A Skinful of Shadows, her first book since the Costa Award-winning The Lie Tree.

Peer & Press Reviews

Hardinge’s tale of ghosts, puritans and shaping your own destiny is an unmissable, hypnotic treat.

Observer Children’s Book of the Week

Everyone should read Frances Hardinge.  Everyone.  Right now.

Patrick Ness

[Frances’] hypnotic prose and resourceful heroine will appeal to young adults and adult readers alike.

The Mail on Sunday
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Title: A Skinful of Shadows
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Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Macmillan Children’s Books
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Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781509837540
ISBN 10: 150983754X
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 415
Size (h x w x d): 224 x 144 x 40mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph: David Levenson
Jacket illustration: Aitch

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