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Anthologies (non-poetry), Short stories

Dark folktales retold for modern times by some of the most exciting women writing today, from Daisy Johnson to Eimear McBride

'Engaging, modern fables with a feminist tang' Sunday Times

DARK, POTENT AND UNCANNY, HAG BURSTS WITH THE UNTOLD STORIES OF OUR ISLES
, CAPTURED IN VOICES AS VARIED AS THEY ARE VIVID.

Here are sisters fighting for the love of the same woman, a pregnant archaeologist unearthing impossible bones and lost children following you home. A panther runs through the forests of England and pixies prey upon violent men.

From the islands of Scotland to the coast of Cornwall, the mountains of Galway to the depths of the Fens, these forgotten folktales howl, cackle and sing their way into the 21st century, wildly reimagined by some of the most exciting women writing in Britain and Ireland today.

'A thoroughly original package that has a hint of Angela Carter' The Times 'Sharp writing and cleverly done' Spectator

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Praise for Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold

  • Engaging, modern fables with a feminist tang - Sunday Times

  • A thoroughly original package that had a hint of Angela Carter - The Times T2

  • Sharp writing and cleverly done - Spectator

  • Relevant and intriguing - New Statesman

  • It's easy to get lost in the stories from diverse voices - Guardian

  • Simply and beautifully executed - Observer

  • Freshly feminist - Esquire

  • A series of rich and peculiar little worlds - TLS

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