Verdigris Deep

Verdigris Deep

3.74 (2,541 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.74 (2,541 ratings by Goodreads)

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This book comes from an award-winning author. It is another breathtakingly original modern classic in the making.Verdigris n. a blue-green rust that tarnishes ageing and forgotten copper coins, altering them entirely...When Ryan and his friends are caught stranded and penniless late one night, they steal some coins from a well for their bus fare home. Soon after, strange things begin to happen. Peculiar marks tingle on Ryan's knuckles, light bulbs mysteriously explode and a terrified Chelle starts speaking words that aren't her own.Then the well witch appears, with her fountains for eyes and gargled demands. From now on, the friends must serve her...and the wishes that lie rotting at the bottom of her well.In the tradition of truly fantastic storytelling, "Verdigris Deep" is darkly witty, utterly unexpected and shiver-down-the-spine sinister.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 135 x 216mm
  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0230018688
  • 9780230018686
  • 776,768

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"'A wonderful and wondrous novel' Garth Nix, author of SABRIEL, LIREAL and ABHORSEN, 'Sophisticated, funny and fresh; I loved it' Meg Rosoff, award-winning author of HOW I LIVE NOW, 'Extraordinary, a reminder that in the world of fiction nothing can be taken for granted' Independent, 'like delving into a box of sweets with a huge array of flavours' TES"
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About Frances Hardinge

Frances Hardinge spent her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then she got a job at a software company. However, by this time a persistent friend had finally managed to bully Frances into sending a few chapters of FLY BY NIGHT, her first children's novel, to a publisher. Macmillan made her an immediate offer. This is Frances's second novel and she is already writing her third.
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2,541 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 25% (629)
4 37% (941)
3 28% (719)
2 7% (189)
1 2% (63)
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