The Lie Tree (Paperback)Frances Hardinge (author)
Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015.
The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night.
Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree only grows healthy and bears fruit if you whisper a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, will deliver a hidden truth to the person who consumes it. The bigger the lie, the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered.
The girl realizes that she is good at lying and that the tree might hold the key to her father's murder, so she begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community. But as her tales spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter . . .
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 305 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 26 mm
The Lie Tree is a wonder. I can't think of anyone who would not love this story. -- Matt Haig
I loved this book so much. -- Lucy Mangan
Complex and intelligent: a lustrous, delicious romp. -- Philip Womack * The Telegraph *
The overall winner of the 2015 Costa Book of the Year Award, t h i s s u p e r b Victorian melodrama traces teenage Faith's rebellion against the hypocrisy and female repression of the era * The Daily Mail - In a Feature titled Go wild for these children's books! From Winnie The Pooh to The Gruffalo, there's a story to keep even the pickiest child entertained during the lockdown *
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As soon as this was announced as the winner of the Costa Book Prize I HAD to buy it!
I'll be honest and say it took me a while to finish it as, although it was enjoyable, I just felt it was lacking in... More
“The Lie Tree”
I read lots of different types of books so being the costa children's book winner didn't put me off as I love books by Eva Ibbotson . It was a very dark story even pictured everything in black and white as I... More
“A Creepy Gothic Mystery”
'The Lie Tree' started a little slowly but then got better and better as the complexities of the mystery began to unfold. I particularly liked the hallucinatory visions with dinosaurs. And the people made of... More
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