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Tangleweed and Brine


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £8.99 PAGES: 180 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 18/10/2018 ISBN: 9781912417117

Tangleweed and Brine

Deidre Sullivan

Little Island

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.

Selling points

  • Paperback edition of bestselling book from 2017, with a bonus story in this edition.
  • Winner of the YA Book of the Year Award at the Irish Book Awards 2017.
  • Winner of the Irish Times Ticket Readers’ Choice for Best Young Adult Fiction 2017.
  • Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Beautiful Book Award 2017.
  • Huge appeal for female and feminist readers.
  • Elaborate and intricate illustration.
  • Award-winning author.
  • Gift appeal – high quality design, print and binding.


‘Exquisitely written and powerful… I’m enchanted by it’ – Marian Keyes

‘Deirdre Sullivan’s writing is beguiling, bewitching and poetic. Her prose is almost dreamlike, reminiscent of
Angela Carter’ – Juno Dawson, award-winning author

‘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

‘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’ – Guardian



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