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'Skinful Of Shadows' Delights Without Reservation

Frances Hardinge's captivating tale follows a girl during the English Civil War who discovers she has the power to invite ghosts into herself — a power that puts her in danger, but can also save her.
'A Skinful of Shadows' By Frances Hardinge Source: Amulet Books

Fans of Frances Hardinge's Costa Award-winning book, The Lie Tree, will be delighted by this new portrait of a unique corner of British history, seen through the eyes of a girl who is too smart for the comfort of her time and circumstances.

Since a very early age, Makepeace has known she can sense things that others cannot. Dark shades come scrabbling from the corners, seeking to invade her mind.

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