Released on 12 February 2016.

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The Lie Tree Special Edition

Costa Book of the Year 2015

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Synopsis

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015, The Lie Tree is a dark and powerful novel from universally acclaimed author, Frances Hardinge.

It was not enough. All knowledge- any knowledge - called to Faith, and there was a delicious, poisonous pleasure in stealing it unseen.

Faith has a thirst for science and secrets that the rigid confines of her class cannot supress. And so it is that she discovers her disgraced father's journals, filled with the scribbled notes and theories of a man driven close to madness. Tales of a strange tree which, when told a lie, will uncover a truth: the greater the lie, the greater the truth revealed to the liar. Faith's search for the tree leads her into great danger - for where lies seduce, truths shatter . . .

'Brilliant, dark, thrilling, utterly original' Patrick Ness

'The Lie Tree is a wonder. I can't think of anyone who would not love this story' Matt Haig

'I loved this book so much' Lucy Mangan

'Complex and intelligent: a lustrous, delicious romp.' Philip Womack, The Telegraph

In the media

Throwing evolution, feminism and revenge tragedy together, The Lie Tree is a thrilling, gleamingly involving novel that anyone might enjoy, with gorgeous, lush writing matched by a vividly hooking plot.
The Literary Review
Stylishly imaginative
New Statesman
A new novel by Hardinge is always an event and this latest has her usual precision and originality of language, while telling an absorbing historical tale
Sunday Times