Shakespeare's Globe

A Skinful of Shadows

with Frances Hardinge

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Friday 27 July 2018, 4.30pm

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe

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Tickets£8 (all those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
All adults and children must purchase a ticket to the event
Running time1 hour
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In her talk, Frances will discuss the ways in which she created the creepier elements in books such as Cuckoo Song, The Lie Tree and A Skinful of Shadows, by drawing on nightmares, folklore and irrational fears.

Such stories lead us into a macabre hinterland where everyone has their dark side, heroes can be monsters, and the everyday rules we trust to keep us safe shatter and betray us. 

Suitable for ages 12+

Why Stop There...

Inspired by Frances? Why not flex your own writing skills and come again on Sunday, for a writing workshop on Stolen Stories with Ankita Saxena.