A Skinful of Shadows (Hardback) - Signed Copy, by Frances Hardinge
A Skinful of Shadows - by Frances Hardinge
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.
Set during the English Civil War, A Skinful of Shadows follows the Felmotte family, who have centuries of history, political allegiance and land, as well as the souls of seven previous patriarchs jostling for space within the poor body of the heir. As the English Civil War erupts, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession - or death.