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04 February 2013


Today Doodled Books is very proud to present A Face Like Glass a magical and captivating signed first edition book with a huge cast of characters! You can easily envisage that every book collector in the universe will want to collect this – especially as it has been likened to Alice in Wonderland and has been published by the famous Macmillan Childrens books!
It's one of the most original and spellbinding stories you will ever come across. And in a way you can't even begin to try and compare it to anything else because it stands in a league of it's own and is so unusual and surprising that you will never guess what was going to happen from one chapter to the next. This is one of those books that will gradually creep up on you to the point that you won't be able to think about anything else.
The book starts in the underground city of Caverna where the world's most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare - wines that can remove memories, cheeses that can make you hallucinate and perfumes that convince you to trust the wearer, even as they slit your throat. The people of Caverna are more ordinary, but for one thing: their faces are as blank as untouched snow. Expressions must be learned, and only the famous Facesmiths can teach a person to show (or fake) joy, despair or fear - at a price. Into this dark and distrustful world comes Neverfell, a little girl with no memory of her past and a face so terrifying to those around her that she must wear a mask at all times. For Neverfell's emotions are as obvious on her face as those of the most skilled Facesmiths, though entirely genuine. And that makes her very dangerous indeed . . .
Frances has signed, lined and dated 20 rare books for Doodled Books collectors. And each book has a unique illustration and is numbered 1 of 1!
It's true to say that Frances Hardinge first edition books make a great investment with prices reaching £400 on respected book collecting websites!
Have a great day!

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