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A Skinful of Shadows

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Macmillan Digital Audio

21 September 17
698 mins
Tuppence Middleton


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

'Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.' - Patrick Ness

'Hardinge is a talent who deserves to be read by children and adults alike' - Guardian

When a creature dies, its spirit can go looking for somewhere to hide.

Some people have space inside them, perfect for hiding.

Makepeace, a courageous girl with a mysterious past, defends herself nightly from the ghosts which try to possess her. Then a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard for a moment.

And now there's a ghost inside her.

The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, but it may be her only defence in a time of dark suspicion and fear. As the English Civil War erupts, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession – or death.