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Fly by Night

(2005)
(The first book in the Fly by Night series)
A novel by

 
 
A fantastic adventure story set in an alternative historical world that launches the career of a uniquely talented children's writer. In a fractured Realm, struggling to maintain an uneasy peace after years of civil war and religious tyrrany, a 12- year- old orphan and a homicidal goose become the accidental heroes of a revolution. Mosca has spent her life in a miserable hamlet, where her father was banished for writing inflammatory books about tolerance and freedom. Now he is dead, and Mosca is on the run after unintentionally setting fire to a mill. With a delightful swindler named Eponymous Clent, she heads for the city of Mandelion. A born liar, Mosca lives by her wits in a world of highwaymen and smugglers, dangerously insane rulers in ludicrous wigs, secret agents and radical plotters. She is recruited as a spy by the fanatical Mabwick Toke, leader of the Guild of Stationers, who fears losing his control over the publication of every book in the state. Mosca's activities reveal a plot to force a rule of terror on the Realm, and merry mayhem soon leads to murder... FLY BY NIGHT is set in a re-imagined early-eighteenth century England, where kite-powered coffeehouses take to the river, and citizens lay offerings at the shrine of Goodman Blackwhistle of the Favourable Wind. Funny and surprising, stuffed with wonderful characters, at its heart it contains an inspiring truth - that the power of books can change the world.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fly By Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-4197-3034-7 / 978-1-4197-3034-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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May 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fly by Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 0-06-087627-1 / 978-0-06-087627-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Fly by Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 0-06-087629-8 / 978-0-06-087629-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fly By Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-4050-2078-4 / 978-1-4050-2078-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fly By Night: World Book Day 2018
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-5098-9456-X / 978-1-5098-9456-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fly By Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-5098-4233-0 / 978-1-5098-4233-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fly By Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-4197-2485-1 / 978-1-4197-2485-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amulet Paperbacks
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fly By Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 0-330-41826-2 / 978-0-330-41826-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fly by Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 0-06-087630-1 / 978-0-06-087630-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fly By Night - TPB
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-4050-5526-X / 978-1-4050-5526-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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Audio Editions

September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fly by Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Fly by Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fly by Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Fly by Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fly by Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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June 2007 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Fly by Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fly by Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Fly by Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Fly by Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-4281-1058-5 / 978-1-4281-1058-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2005 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Fly By Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-4050-8828-1 / 978-1-4050-8828-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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October 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Fly By Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-4050-8826-5 / 978-1-4050-8826-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fly By Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Amulet Paperbacks
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June 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fly By Night
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK