Book cover for A Skinful of Shadows

A Skinful of Shadows

Ages 12 to 15



03 May 2018
448 pages
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books


Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.
'A Skinful of Shadows confirms Hardinge's status as one of our finest storytellers. The striking originality of its magical element is matched by a thrilling depiction of a 17th century England riven with political and religious unease. At the centre of the novel, young Makepeace is a vital and engaging presence amid a cast of extraordinary and villainous characters, and she had my heart from the first. It's rare to find a book which is every bit as intelligent and stylish as it is riveting - I was enthralled'
Hardinge is a talent who deserves to be read by children and adults alike.
Hardinge's hypnotic prose and resourceful heroine will appeal to young adults and adult readers alike.