Verdigris Deep

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

Verdigris n. a blue-green rust that tarnishes ageing and forgotten copper coins, altering them entirely . . .

One evening, Ryan and his friends steal some coins from a well. Soon after, strange things begin to happen. Peculiar marks burn on Ryan's knuckles and light bulbs mysteriously explode. Then the well witch appears, with her fountains for eyes and gargled demands. From now on the children must serve her - and the wishes rotting at the bottom of her well.

In the tradition of truly fantastic story-telling, Verdigris Deep is a darkly witty, utterly creepy and clever novel by Frances Hardinge, author of The Lie Tree.

About Frances Hardinge

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.

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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
The Lie Tree
The Lie Tree
Cuckoo Song
Cuckoo Song
Gullstruck Island
Gullstruck Island