Tangleweed and Brine (Paperback)
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Tangleweed and Brine (Paperback)

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Paperback 196 Pages / Published: 18/10/2018
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Paperback edition of bestselling book from 2017, with a bonus story in this edition A collection of thirteen dark, feminist retellings of traditional fairytales from one of Ireland's leading writers for young people. In the tradition of Angela Carter, stories such as Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin are given a witchy makeover, not for the faint-hearted. Intricately illustrated with black and white line drawings, in the style of Aubrey Beardsley, by a new Irish illustrator.

Publisher: Little Island
ISBN: 9781912417117
Number of pages: 196
Dimensions: 230 x 150 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An absolute stunner of a book.'

-- Claire Hennessey * The Irish Times *

A tapestry of retellings and reimaginings, some told in beguiling second person, that foreground women - their desires, powers, fearsomeness and vulnerability ... enriched by Vaughan's sharp, intricate, Beardsleyesque illustrations.

-- Imogen Russell Williams * The Guardian *

This absolutely beautifully collection of retold fairy tales is as wonderful to read as it is to look at. Featuring lovely, feminist angles on your favourite fairy tales and beautiful full spread illustrations, it deserves a space on your shelf stat.

* Buzzfeed *

Sullivan muddies the black-and-white narratives, not only with murky endings, but with dark, dangerous, imperfect and even unhinged heroines. In doing so, she makes her fairy tales richer and more fertile, but also more adult... Her language is heavily perfumed with meaning... with its beautiful pen-and-ink illustrations reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley's for Oscar Wilde's fairy tales, it would make a great gift for a teenager.

-- Hattie Garlick * The Times Literary Supplement *

Vaughan's artwork is captivatingly complex and disturbingly mesmeric, harking back to a previous generation of fairy-tale illustrators while significantly contributing to the synergy between this volume's words and images ... In Sullivan's enthralling renditions the feminine is inseparable from the political and the sexual ... An engrossing and terrifying work.

* Inis Magazine *

These fairy tale retellings are remarkable: they stop you in your tracks. They make you exclaim 'What! What did I just read?' I turned the pages backwards as often as I turned them forwards. The inky woodcut style drawings are an added bonus from Karen Vaughan. They exactly match the text, dark and light, astonishing, flowing.

-- Hilary McKay, novelist * Achuka.co.uk (round-up, best books of 2017) *

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Diana O. at Aylesbury

“Brilliant”

I love the fact that people now dare to grab fairytales and twist them into something more sinister than they have always been played out to be. But Deirdre Sullivan takes that to a whole new level. She justs guts... More

Hardback edition
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“Dark, Twisty, Compelling.”

This book is an absolute beauty, there is no denying that. This is a series of fairytale retellings/reimaginings by author Deirdre Sullivan. The writing is gorgeous with such a haunting, lyrical style and this book... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 13

“Twisted!”

Thank you to bounce marketing for this beautiful hardback copy.
Gorgeous cover design.
Exquisite internal illustrations.
An excellent collection of very twisted fairy tales.

Hardback edition
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