Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan

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Read Tangleweed and Brine Online Free - A collection of twelve dark, feminist retellings of traditional fairytales are given a witchy makeover, not for the faint-hearted, from one of Ireland's leading writers for young people. You make candles from stubs of other candles. You like light in your room to read. Gillian wants thick warm yellow fabric, soft as butter. Lila prefers cold. All icy blues. Their dresses made to measure. No expense spared. And dancing slippers. One night's wear and out the door like ash. You can't even borrow their cast-offs. You wear a pair of boots got from a child. Of sturdy stuff, that keeps the water out and gets you around.

Title : Tangleweed and Brine
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ISBN : 1910411922
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 180 pages


Dannii rated it ★★★★★

August 07, 2017

Tangleweed and Brine is an anthology of thirteen tales of darkness and disorder featuring the gorgeously eerie illustrations of Karen Vaughan. Based on the writings of the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault, these fantastical re-imaginings transcend the conventional image of the female, immortal...

Bee rated it ★★★★☆

October 14, 2017

Upgrading my rating to 4.5 stars - I loved putting the review together and it's made me realise that, despite my extremely minor quibble, I really enjoyed reading this! Uuuugggh, this anthology of feminist fairy-tale retellings was awesome! It told me so long to read it, because, like some other...

Mary rated it ★★★★★

September 07, 2017

INCREDIBLE. Poetry. I want to tell you everything and I don't want to tell you anything. You must read this.

Sigourney rated it ★★★★★

October 05, 2017

‘The future isn’t written, till you write it.’ – Riverbed I’m not sure I can express how incredible a collection this is. Tangelweed and Brine is a feminist masterpiece, Sullivan has taken the fairy tales we know and love and turned them on their heads, subverting what we have always known to be...

Anna rated it ★★★★★

September 11, 2017

A wonderful retelling of fairytales from a woman's perspective. This book explores the known tales of women from witches to queens and ordinary, extraordinary girls that populate these familiar tales. However, these are not the nice and comfortable tales of childhood - there is a thread of darkne...

Aoife rated it ★★★★★

September 15, 2017

A stunning collection of fairytale retellings that sends shivers down your spine and sets your heart to aching. The prose is vivid, lyrical, and poetic -- exactly what you'd expect from a writer like Deirdre Sullivan. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

Kiran rated it ★★★★☆

September 23, 2017

Well-known stories told anew, in prose as beautiful and threatening as a thunderstorm. Must read NEEDLEWORK!

Karina rated it ★★★★★

September 16, 2017

Illustrated by Karen Vaughan. Stories that cleave back to the older, darker tales; yet reinvent them, turn them upside down, inside out. With a deftness and a delicacy that makes the blood tingle along the veins, the heart leap and stutter. Accompanied by stark yet richly detailed pen and ink illust...

Louise rated it ★★★☆☆

October 02, 2017

Wonderful illustrations, and with a blurb like that I couldn't resist! Perhaps that is why I found myself ever so slightly disappointed; I always enjoy reading/seeing people's interpretations of classic stories, but whilst I liked the atmosphere and tone I found some of the stories too open-ended...

Joanne rated it ★★★★★

October 08, 2017

Originally posted on Once Upon a Bookcase. Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan is absolutely beautiful. I'm a huge fan of fairy tale retellings, so I was sure I was going to love this collection, but I didn't expect it to blow me away quite as much as it did. Sullivan's retellings are magical,...

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