Saturday, 3 February 2018
Sometimes, when a person dies, their spirit goes looking for somewhere to hide. Some people have space within them, perfect for hiding. Twelve-year-old Makepeace has learned to defend herself from the ghosts which try to possess her in the night, desperate for refuge, but one day a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard. And now there's a spirit inside her. The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, and it may be her only defence when she is sent to live with her father's rich and powerful ancestors. And now England is on the brink of Civil War.
Our BOOK OF THE WEEK this week is A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge.
>> Read Stella's review.
>> Visit the author's website.
>> Rachel Vale on designing the cover of A Skinful of Shadows.
>> How to paint your nails to match the book.
>> Meet Frances Hardinge.
>> Galloping Imposter Syndrome: on winning the Costa for The Lie Tree.
>> Books by Frances Hardinge at VOLUME.