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The Town Crier's House – 2007

Events related to Frances Hardinge and her work.

Presented Branford Boase Award to this year's winner

28th June 2007

A Swift, Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd, edited by David Fickling and Bella Pearson, and published by David Fickling Books, won the award. Set during the 1980s in rural Ireland, it is an extraordinary story of one girl's courage and faith in the face of prejudice and hardship within a small community.

Signing at Harrods

20th June 2007

Frances signed books in the childrens department of Harrods department store in London, UK.

Verdigris Deep cover

Verdigris Deep published in hardback in the UK

May 2007

Verdigris Deep has already recieved a number of very favourable reviews.

When Ryan and his friends are caught stranded and penniless late one night, they steal some coins from a well for their bus fare home. Soon after, strange things begin to happen.

See the Verdigris Deep page.

Frances visits Saarbrücken

May 2007

Frances attended the Europäische Kinder- und Jugendbuchmesse (European children's and young adult book fair) in Saarbrücken, Germany.