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A collection of thirteen dark, feminist retellings of traditional fairytales that follow in the tradition of Angela Carter; stories from Cinderella to Rumpelstiltskin, tales of mermaids and monsters, are given a unique witchy makeover. Written by the award-winning Deirdre Sullivan, with 13 stunning black and white illustrations by new Irish illustrator Karen Vaughan.


WINNER of the Book of the Year Award at the Children’s Books Ireland Awards 2018

WINNER of Young Adult 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

Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan

  • Format: Paperback

    ISBN: 9781912417117

    Imprint: Little Island

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


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

    ‘Witchy, eerie and beautiful. These thirteen fairytale retellings already feel like feminist classics.’ – Claire Hennessy, author of Like Other Girls

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