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The Town Crier's House – 2006

Events related to Frances Hardinge and her work.

Fly By Night published in paperback in the UK

September 2006

The international best-seller, Fly By Night, is now available in paperback in the UK. (ISBN: 0330418262)

In a fractured Realm, struggling to maintain an uneasy peace after years of civil war and religious tyranny, a twelve-year-old orphan and a homicidal goose become the accidental heroes of a revolution…

See the Fly By Night page

Frances wins the Branford Boase award

June 2006

Frances receiving the Branford Boase Award

The Award Ceremony took place at Walker Books, Vauxhall Walk, SE11, at 6.30pm on Thursday 29th June. The Children's Laureate, Jacqueline Wilson, who is a major sponsor of this prestigious award, attended, along with many of the previous winners.

On hearing of her success Frances Hardinge said: "As a first-time author, even being placed on the short list for the Branford Boase was unimaginably exciting. Discovering that I have won it has left me with an acute sense of unreality."

See the awards page

United States Fly By Night publication tour

May 2006

Frances capering

Accompanied by her Harper Collins editor, Michael Stearns, Frances went on a whirlwind tour of the US. This involved seven cities and twenty or so public appearances including eighteen schools.

See the book tour blog.