Frances Hardinge
A Skinful of Shadows

Join 2015 Costa Award winner Frances Hardinge, author of The Lie Tree, as a she weaves a dark, otherworldly tale of magic and mystery. As the English Civil War erupts, the courageous Makepeace must defend herself from the wild and brutish ghostly spirits that try to possess her – but they may be her only defence in a time of dark suspicion and fear. Set in a seventeenth-century England riven with political and religious unease, this is a thrilling tale of hidden secrets and shadowy suspicion, Puritans and power struggles – both in the real world, and the other.

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