Frances Hardinge

About Frances

Frances Hardinge spent a large part of 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, a few years later a persistent friend 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. Cuckoo Song is Frances's sixth novel.

Frances Hardinge

Books by Frances Hardinge

The Lie Tree: Illustrated Edition
The Lie Tree: Illustrated Edition
The Lie Tree Special Edition
The Lie Tree Special Edition
Gullstruck Island
Gullstruck Island
Verdigris Deep
Verdigris Deep
A Face Like Glass
A Face Like Glass
The Lie Tree
The Lie Tree
Cuckoo Song
Cuckoo Song
Twilight Robbery
Twilight Robbery
Fly By Night
Fly By Night

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Frances Hardinge wins the <br/>Costa Book Award 2015

Frances Hardinge wins the
Costa Book Award 2015

We're incredibly proud that Frances Hardinge's children's book, The Lie Tree, has been announced as the 2015 Costa Book of the Year.  

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Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree wins the Costa Children’s Book Award 2015

Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree wins the Costa Children’s Book Award 2015

Macmillan Children’s Books is so proud to announce that the uniquely talented writer Frances Hardinge has won the Costa Children’s Book Award for her extraordinary novel The Lie Tree.

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Frances Hardinge’s <i>The Lie Tree</i> grows from strength to strength since Costa Book of the Year win

Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree grows from strength to strength since Costa Book of the Year win

Macmillan Children’s Books is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of a beautiful gift edition of Frances Hardinge’s extraordinary Costa Book of the Year The Lie Tree, illustrated by Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell.

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Perfect holiday reads for every kind of getaway

Perfect holiday reads for every kind of getaway

Our pick of the best books to take to the beach, to the pool or to read in the garden this Summer.  

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Children's books for adults

Children's books for adults

Children’s books that are definitely worth a re-read now you’re all grown-up. 

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