Quotes by Frances Hardinge

"Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept."

"True stories seldom have endings.
I don't want a happy ending, I want more story."

"Everybody knew that books were dangerous. Read the wrong book, it was said, and the words crawled around your brain on black legs and drove you mad, wicked mad."

"Where is your sense of patriotism?"

I keep it hid away safe, along with my sense of trust, Mr. Clent. I don't use 'em much in case they get scratched."

"Revenge is a dish best served unexpectedly and from a distance - like a thrown trifle."

Books by Frances Hardinge

  • The Lie Tree
  • 21,078 ratings
  • May 7th 2015 by Macmillan Children's Books

    (first published March 7th 2015)

  • Fly by Night
  • 6,454 ratings
  • May 1st 2006 by HarperCollins Publishers

    (first published 2005)

  • A Face Like Glass
  • 6,392 ratings
  • May 10th 2012 by Pan Macmillan Children's

    (first published May 1st 2012)

  • A Skinful of Shadows
  • 6,379 ratings
  • October 17th 2017 by Amulet Books

    (first published September 2017)

  • Deeplight
  • 3,133 ratings
  • October 31st 2019 by Macmillan Children's Books

    (first published October 29th 2019)

  • The Lost Conspiracy
  • 2,477 ratings
  • September 1st 2009 by HarperCollins

    (first published December 16th 2008)

  • Well Witched
  • 2,330 ratings
  • May 27th 2008 by HarperCollins

    (first published April 27th 2007)

  • Fly Trap
  • 1,708 ratings
  • May 31st 2011 by HarperCollins

    (first published January 1st 2010)

Frances Hardinge
  • Frances Hardinge

  • Born: Kent, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Frances Hardinge spent her childhood in a huge, isolated old house in a small, strange village, and the two things inspired her to write strange, magical stories from an early age. She studied English at Oxford University and now lives in Oxford, England.