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Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
The critically acclaimed historical fantasy from Frances Hardinge about a girl on the run from family ghosts—now in paperback!
A Skinful of Shadows is a dark historical fantasy set in the early part of the English Civil War. Makepeace is an illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, and as such shares their unique hereditary gift—the capacity to be possessed by ghosts.
Reluctant to accept her appointed destiny as vessel for a coterie of her ancestors, she escapes. As she flees the pursuing Fellmottes across war-torn England, she accumulates a motley crew of her own allies—outcasts, misfits, criminals, and one extremely angry dead bear.
From Costa Book of the Year award–winning author Frances Hardinge comes another historical fantasy that’s sure to satisfy her leagues of fans who are eager for more.