In her preface to Hag, professor Carolyn Larrington ponders why "The hundreds of traditional tales that make up the rich story-hoard of the British Isles are strangely forgotten. Why do they not play a central role in our imagination in the same way as the Grimm tales, or Perrault's Cinderella, or Hans Christian Andersen's stories? " Well, this incredible collection of female-penned dark and modern feminist re-tellings should redress the balance somewhat.
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 - and include the work of Daisy Johnson, Eimear McBride, Kirsty Logan, Mahsuda Snaith, Liv Little, Naomi Booth, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Emma Glass, Natasha Carthew, and Irenosen Okojie.
Size: 135 x 223mm (hardback with dustjacket)