It’s 1686, 18 year-old Nella is to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious trader Johannes, he presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways. As Nella uncovers the secrets of the household she realizes the dangers that are awaiting them all. Does the miniaturist hold their fate in her hands? Will she be their salvation or their…
Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn't remember to drink it. She goes to the shops and forgets why she went. Sometimes her home is unrecognizable - or her daughter Helen seems a total stranger. But there's one thing Maud is sure of: her friend Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells her so
A nameless girl from a nomadic desert people sacrifices herself to save her sister's life when Lo-Melkhiin, who has killed three hundred girls, comes to her village looking for a wife. She expects to die, but her storytelling ability keeps her alive.
Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree wins Costa book of the year 2015