In January this year Frances Hardinge (The Cuckoo Song, Fly by Night, Gullstruck Island) caused a sensation when she became the first children’s author to win the Costa Book of the Year since Philip Pullman back in 2001. Part horror, part detective fiction, The Lie Tree tells the gripping story of Faith, an inquisitive 14-year-old girl who turns investigator when her clergyman father falls off a cliff. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet one of the finest children’s authors writing today as she reveals the secrets of the Lie Tree (a tree that feeds off whispered lies), talks about the spooky old house that inspired her to write, and shares writing tips with her fans. Please note this is a school's event. Suitable for Ages 5th & 6th class and 1st years (11+).