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.
Deirdre Sullivan is from Galway and is now living in Dublin, where she works as a teacher. Her hugely acclaimed novel Needlework consolidated her reputation as a leading Irish YA author. Needlework was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards and went on to win the Honour Award for Fiction at the Children's Books Ireland Awards in 2017. Her Primrose Leary series was also widely praised; two of the Prim books were shortlisted for the Children's Books Ireland Awards; and the final one, Primperfect, was also shortlisted for the European Prize for Literature.