Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold (Hardback)
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Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages
Published: 08/10/2020
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Waterstones Says

From panthers to pixies, Hag is a collection of forgotten British and Irish folk tales, spellbindingly reimagined by some of the most exciting women authors of our day.

Dark, potent and uncanny, Hag bursts with the untold stories of our isles, captured in voices as varied as they are vivid.

Here are sisters fighting for the love of the same woman, a pregnant archaeologist unearthing impossible bones and lost children following you home. A panther runs through the forests of England and pixies prey upon violent men.

From the islands of Scotland to the coast of Cornwall, the mountains of Galway to the depths of the Fens, these forgotten folktales howl, cackle and sing their way into the 21st century, wildly reimagined by some of the most exciting women writing in Britain and Ireland today.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349013596
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 437 g
Dimensions: 218 x 138 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Engaging, modern fables with a feminist tang - Sunday Times

A thoroughly original package that had a hint of Angela Carter - The Times T2

Sharp writing and cleverly done - Spectator

Relevant and intriguing - New Statesman

It's easy to get lost in the stories from diverse voices - Guardian

Simply and beautifully executed - Observer

Freshly feminist - Times Literary Supplement

Leaves the reader yearning to believe in the redemptive power of magic - Sarah Gilmartin, Irish Times

Vivid, perceptive. At the heart of each mystical story is a woman, who, often on the cusp of a new beginning, remains haunted by traumas from her past. - New Statesman

Hag swarms with mermaids, boggarts and shape-shifters but it also explores the hopes and visceral dreads from which those creatures emerged in the human imagination. Daisy Johnson's wittily disquieting take on The Green Children of Woolpit is a masterclass. - Susan Flockhart, Glasgow Herald

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“Retelling at it's best”

An excellent collection of stories from some of the best contemporary female writers, Hag really is a gem. Retelling english folklore, some I knew, others I didnt, but bringing them kicking and screaming into the... More

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“Deliciously Wicked Folktales, Forgotten No More”

Hag is a wonderfully relevant and apt anthology of British and Irish folktale retellings, perfect for the upcoming Halloween season. Filled with feisty female characters, atmospheric settings and morals aplenty, the... More

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