Events related to Frances Hardinge and her work.
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.
Frances signed books in the childrens department of Harrods department store in London, UK.
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 attended the Europäische Kinder- und Jugendbuchmesse (European children's and young adult book fair) in Saarbrücken, Germany.