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A spellbinding new novel from the Sunday Times-bestselling author of the girl of ink & stars, winner of the watershed children’s book Prize. ‘A story bursting with imagination, sparkle and tender heart… I adored it!’ Jasbinder bilan ‘both souful poetry and thrilling adventure; powerful and delicate, chilling and comforting’ Sophie Anderson ‘ripping propulsive plot, gorgeous imagery, floating fairy-tale prose… Absolutely loved it’ Ross Montgomery in an Italian city ravaged by plague, Sofia’s mother carves beautiful mementoes from the bones of loved ones. But one day, she doesn’t return home. Did her work lead her into danger? Sofia and her little brother ermin are sent to the convent orphanage but soon escape, led by an enigmatic new friend and their pet Crow, corvith. Together they cross the city underground, following clues in bones up to the towers of Siena, where – circled by Magpies – The children find the terrible truth… Praise for Kiran Millwood Hargrave ‘she is an outstanding talent’ Samantha Shannon ‘the new big gun in children’s fiction’ Telegraph ‘one of the most exciting emerging talents in children’s books’ Observer.

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A Secret of Birds & Bone:

About the Author

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is a poet, playwright, and author. Her books for children and young adults include the bestselling The Girl of Ink & Stars, The Island at the End of Everything, The Way Past Winter, and A Secret of Birds & Bone (2020). The Deathless Girls was her first YA novel. Between them, her children’s books have won numerous awards including Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Historical Association Young Quills Award, and the Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Year. They have been shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize, the Little Rebels Prize, the Branford Boase Award, the Blue Peter Best Story Award, amongst others. The Mercies debuted at number one of the The Times bestseller list, is a Sunday Time bestseller, and was selected for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club. It is listed for the prestigious Prix Femina in France, and was called ‘unquestionably the book of the 2018 London Book Fair’ by The Bookseller.
Author can be found online at https://www.kiranmillwoodhargrave.co.uk/
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Weight500 g
Dimensions24 × 18 × 5 cm
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