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A beautiful, illustrated gift edition of this extraordinary book: winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015, The Lie Tree is a dark and powerful novel from universally acclaimed author, Frances Hardinge, with illustrations by Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell

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Frances Hardinge won the Branford Boase First Novel Award in 2006 with her debut, Fly By Night. Her subsequent novels, including Cuckoo Song and A Face like Glass are universally critically acclaimed and have been shortlisted for multiple awards, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal. The Lie Tree, winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015 and the Sunday Times Children's Book of the Year 2015 is her seventh novel. Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001 and 2004 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, Muddle Earth and the Scavenger series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family.

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Fun and ingenious, with plenty of cliffhangers [and] a healthy dash of feminism. * Guardian Review *
Hardinge is a hugely talented writer of tireless invention and prose. * Guardian *
Hardinge writes with energy and verve. * The Times *
Brilliant, dark, thrilling, utterly original. -- Patrick Ness
I loved this book so much. -- Lucy Mangan
A sinuously beguiling tale of faith, science and murder. * Sunday Times News Review *
A substantial text that is complex and intelligent: a lustrous, delicious romp about evolution and feminism . . . The vivid, beautifully powerful whole plays with genre, language and expectation. -- Philip Womack * Daily Telegraph *
This historical fantasy, written with Hardinge's rare precision and originality of language, illuminates the Victorian age and resonates for ours. -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Year *
Throwing evolution, feminism and revenge tragedy together, The Lie Tree is a thrilling, gleamingly involving novel that anyone might enjoy, with gorgeous, lush writing matched by a vividly hooking plot. -- Philip Womack * The Literary Review *
Stylishly imaginative. * New Statesman *
The Lie Tree is a fantastic story. It is an important book, not only because it is a great narrative, with great characterization, but because its central message of possibility for an intelligent girl who is out of touch for the age in which she lives is a very important one and relevant for today. -- James Heneage, Chair of the Costa Judges
A new novel by Hardinge is always an event and this latest has her usual precision and originality of language, while telling an absorbing historical tale. * Sunday Times *

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