Louise Goodsill optioned The Lie Tree.


Producer Louise Goodsill optioned the film and TV rights to Francis Hardinge’s award-winning historical fantasy novel The Lie Tree.

In The Lie Tree, Faith Sunderly is forced to move to the close-knit island of Vane after her famous scientist father’s work comes under scrutiny. When her father is discovered dead shortly afterwards, Faith knows that he was murdered. In pursuit of justice and revenge, Faith hunts through her father’s possessions and discovers a strange tree which bears fruit only when she whispers a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, delivers a hidden truth. The tree might hold the key to her father’s murder – or it may lure the murderer directly to Faith herself.

“This is wonderful news, and it’s lovely to know that my book is in such experienced hands,” Hardinge told the Bookseller.

The Lie Tree is available now. For more on Francis Hardinge and her work, you can visit her website or follow her on .

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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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