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Nominated for the Carnegie Medal for Writing
Shortlisted for the Nero Book Award

A darkly seductive sapphic Gothic romance inspired by classic fairytales, Beauty and the Beast & Sleeping Beauty.

Blumwald is a town overshadowed by an ancient curse: in a sinister castle in the depths of the wild wood lives a monstrous Witch. Once a generation, she comes to claim a companion to return with her – never to be seen again. Now that time is drawing near once more...


Mina, daughter of the duke, is grieving and lonely. She has lost all hope of any future for herself in Blumwald. So when the Witch demands her next companion, Mina offers herself up – though she has no idea what fate awaits her. Stranded with her darkly alluring captor, the mystery of what happened to the previous companions draws Mina into the heart of a terrifying secret that could save her life, or end it.

Bitterthorn by Kat Dunn – SIGNED BOOKPLATE

  • Format: Paperback

    ISBN: 9781839132957

    Publisher: Anderson Press

  •  'Kat Dunn has spun a love story both intimate and epic' – Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree.


    'A deliciously dark fairy tale full of the agony and ecstasy of longing and desire' – Katherine Webber, author of Twin Crowns.

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