A deliciously creepy novel from Frances Hardinge, the award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night
Frances Hardinge spent a large part of her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company. However, a few years later a persistent friend finally managed to bully Frances into sending a few chapters of Fly by Night, her first children's novel, to a publisher. Macmillan made her an immediate offer. The book went on to publish to huge critical acclaim and win the Branford Boase First Novel Award. She has been nominated for, and won several other awards, being shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal for Cuckoo Song and winning the coveted Costa Book of the Year Award for The Lie Tree.
The Lie Tree is brilliant: dark, thrilling, utterly
original. Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right
now. -- Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls
The Lie Tree is a wonder. I can't think of anyone who would not love this story. -- Matt Haig
I loved this book so much. -- Lucy Mangan
Complex and intelligent: a lustrous, delicious romp. -- Philip Womack * The Telegraph *