A skinful of shadows /

by Hardinge, Frances [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Amulet Books, [2017]Description: 415 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781419725722; 1419725726.Subject(s): Spirit possession -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | Ghosts -- Fiction | Families -- Fiction | Inheritance and succession -- Fiction | Identity -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- Fiction | Spirit possession -- Juvenile fiction | Girls -- Juvenile fiction | Family secrets -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- Juvenile fiction | Fantasy | Paranormal fiction | Science fiction | Fiction | History | Juvenile works | Paranormal fictionSummary: In the 1640s during the English Civil War, the twelve-year-old illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic family shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts.Summary: 1640s, during the English Civil War. The illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, Makepeace shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts. She is reluctant to accept this destiny, and flees across war-torn England. Accumulating a motley crew including outcasts, misfits, criminals, and one extremely angry dead bear, she must decide which is worse: possession-- or death.
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A teen is on the run from ghosts during the English Civil War in this YA historical fantasy from award-winning author Frances Hardinge <br> <br> Sometimes, when a person dies, their spirit goes looking for somewhere to hide. Some people have space within them, perfect for hiding<br> <br> Young Makepeace has learned to defend herself from the ghosts that try to possess her in the night, desperate for refuge, but one day a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard. And now there's a spirit inside her.<br> <br> The spirit is wild, brutish, and strong, and it may be her only defense when she is sent to live with her father's rich and powerful family. There is talk of civil war, and they need people like her to protect their dark and terrible family secret. But as she plans to escape and heads out into a country torn apart by war, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession--or death.<br>

Originally published in hardcover by Macmillan Publishers Limited, United Kingdom, in 2017.

In the 1640s during the English Civil War, the twelve-year-old illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic family shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts.

1640s, during the English Civil War. The illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, Makepeace shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts. She is reluctant to accept this destiny, and flees across war-torn England. Accumulating a motley crew including outcasts, misfits, criminals, and one extremely angry dead bear, she must decide which is worse: possession-- or death.

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