A skinful of shadows by frances hardinge is the follow up to her 2015 book the lie tree however shadows is set just prior to the english civil war in the 1650s era and utilizes as a background the gaining momentum of that war. A skinful of shadows is the stunning story of a young girls quest to shape her own destiny from frances hardinge the author of the lie tree winner of the costa book award 2015. A skinful of shadows is the story of a girl the story of a country in the throes of civil war the story of a country in the throes of civil war the way these two stories intersect and diverge from one another. A skinful of shadows quotes showing 1 24 of 24 if someone throws aside their pride and begs with all their heart and if they do so in vain then they are never quite the same person afterwards something in them dies and something else comes to life . 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
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