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A Skinful of Shadows

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book (nominee)
Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2017.

'A Skinful of Shadows confirms Hardinge's status as one of our finest storytellers. It's rare to find a book which is every bit as intelligent and stylish as it is riveting - I was enthralled' - Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent.

Frances Hardinge weaves a dark, otherworldly tale in A Skinful of Shadows, her first book since the Costa Award-winning The Lie Tree.

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. As the English Civil War erupts, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession – or death.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Skinful of Shadows
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-4197-2572-6 / 978-1-4197-2572-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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September 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Skinful of Shadows
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-5098-3754-X / 978-1-5098-3754-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Skinful of Shadows
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-4197-3376-1 / 978-1-4197-3376-5 (USA edition)
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Skinful of Shadows
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-5098-3550-4 / 978-1-5098-3550-8 (UK edition)
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September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Skinful of Shadows
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-5098-6930-1 / 978-1-5098-6930-5 (UK edition)
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January 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Skinful of Shadows, A
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-5436-8892-6 / 978-1-5436-8892-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Skinful of Shadows
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Skinful of Shadows
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
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September 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Skinful of Shadows
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
ISBN: 1-5098-6773-2 / 978-1-5098-6773-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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September 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Skinful of Shadows
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Skinful of Shadows
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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October 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Skinful of Shadows
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Amulet Books
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September 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Skinful of Shadows
Author(s): Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK