Friday Reads: Bank Holiday Edition

It’s the Bank Holiday weekend which means it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book. Here’s what some of Team Gollancz will be reading this weekend. Gillian: This long weekend I’m reading Fables by Bill Willingham. It’s a long-running graphic novel series (I’m reading the collected editions,currently volume 4 of 8) about what happens when the fairy tale realm is attacked by the Adversary and all of the familiar characters are forced to flee to our world, and find a way to live here. It’s a great concept, full of clever ideas and twists, and brilliantly written. That’s…

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Once Upon a Time… (A Valentine’s Day Post from Sarah Pinborough)

Let’s be honest – I’m not exactly the first writer you think of when you think of romance and fairy tale happy endings (well, I shouldn’t be – unless your idea of romance is even more twisted than mine). To be fair, the darkness of my normal writing aside, I’m fiercely independent and over the past ten years or so I’ve rarely been known to have a permanent man in tow. So how am I now the author of three Fairy Tale re-tellings that I’m pleased and excited about? How did this transformation take place? Well, the blame lies with…

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Friday Reads: Poison

It’s Friday Reads and, I’ll be honest, I’ve not read a thing that wasn’t for work. So I thought this week I’d do a Friday Reads about something I’ve read but which none of you can . . . yet! It’s called Poison, it’s by Sarah Pinborough, and it’s the updated tale of Snow White. Watch the blog for more news, including cover reveals and maybe even a sneak preview in the New Year. We’ll be publishing a beautiful little illustrated hardback (and I really do mean beautiful; the illustrations are by the superb Les Edwards) in April 2013, and…

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