Cuckoo Song is a breathtakingly dark and twisted tale from the Costa Award-winning author of The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge.
Frances Hardinge spent 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, by this time a persistent friend had 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. Known for her beautiful use of language, she has since written many critically acclaimed novels, including Verdigris Deep, Cuckoo Song and the Costa Award-winning The Lie Tree.
A deliciously sinister read full of mayhem and menace. Frances
Hardinge is a very powerful and poetic writer - weaving a very dark
and magical tale to entrance and enthral her readers. * Guardian
An enticing mystery from the first page . . . The story, full of tension and danger, explores grief, revenge and forgiveness as well as misguided parenting and sibling rivalry. * Sunday Times *