Publication Date: 01/10/2020 ISBN: 9781911077947 Category:

A Secret of Birds & Bone

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Publication Date: 01/10/2020 ISBN: 9781911077947 Category:




A spellbinding new novel from the Sunday Times-bestselling
author of The Girl of Ink & Stars, winner of the Waterstones
Children’s Book Prize.
‘A story bursting with
imagination, sparkle and tender heart … I adored it!’ JASBINDER

‘Both souful poetry and thrilling
adventure; powerful and delicate, chilling and comforting’ SOPHIE

‘Ripping propulsive plot, gorgeous
imagery, floating fairytale prose … absolutely loved it’ ROSS

In an Italian city ravaged by plague,
Sofia’s mother carves beautiful mementoes from the bones of loved
ones. But one day, she doesn’t return home. Did her work lead
her into danger? Sofia and her little brother Ermin are sent to the
convent orphanage but soon escape, led by an enigmatic new friend
and their pet crow, Corvith.

Together they cross the city
underground, following clues in bones up to the towers of Siena,
where – circled by magpies – the children find the terrible truth


is an outstanding talent’ SAMANTHA SHANNON

new big gun in children’s fiction’ TELEGRAPH

of the most exciting emerging talents in children’s

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