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. She has since written many highly acclaimed children's novels including, Fly By Night's sequel, Twilight Robbery, as well as the Carnegie shortlisted Cuckoo Song and the Costa Book of the Year winner, The Lie Tree.

Frances Hardinge

Books by Frances Hardinge

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

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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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Frances Hardinge, Judy Blume, Lewis Carroll and Gary Paulsen on Time's 100 best YA books

Frances Hardinge, Judy Blume, Lewis Carroll and Gary Paulsen on Time's 100 best YA books

Time have announced their 100 best young-adults novels of all time and four of our books have made the list.

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The best books to listen to <br/>on audio

The best books to listen to
on audio

Here’s a few audiobooks that we think are definitely worth a listen. 

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