Beauty by Sarah Pinborough Wins Best Novella of 2014!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Beauty, Sarah Pinborough’s novella retelling the story of Sleeping Beauty, has been recognised as the Best Novella of 2014 by the prestigious British Fantasy Society Awards . Part of a linked trio of novellas (Poison, retelling the story of Snow White, Charm, retelling Cinderella’s story, and Beauty, focusing on Sleeping Beauty) Beauty is a dark, sexy and thoughtful stand-alone novella and we are thrilled that Pinborough’s skill as a storyteller has been recognised by the judges.               Our congratulations also go to the other talented shortlisted authors.…

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Geeks Friday Reads: Poison

To celebrate the publication of Beauty last week, we thought we’d share with you one of our brilliant Gollancz Geeks reviews for Poison, Sarah Pinborough’s first book in the fairy tale trilogy. Poison is a retelling of Snow White, with an adult twist, and has been a real winner with the Geeks. This Friday’s ace review comes from Mel S, who runs a great review blog here, and you can follow her on Twitter.  Gollancz has recently joined the Good Reads community, and there will soon be a chance to win a copy of Beauty, so keep your eyes on our page!…

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Geeks Friday Read: Poison

Last month we published the second of Sarah Pinborough’s fairy tales for adults, Charm, so we thought it was high time you needed reminding just how brilliant these books are from one of our Gollancz Geeks. Kris Meic sent us this great review of Poison, the first of Sarah’s fairy tales, as part of our Geeks mailing earlier in the year, and as it turns out he has a mighty fine blog himself that you can check out here. You can also follow Kris on Twitter.  You are probably aware that original forms of just about every fairy tale have significantly changed…

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Illustrating Charm

A sexy package for a sexy story! We’ve been talking about Sarah Pinborough’s brilliant take on Cinderella, in her novel Charm, over the last week. And while we’ve given you a few hints and teasers about the content, today we want to take a moment to talk about how lovely the book itself is. It looks absolutely stunning in real life, and it also looks beautiful inside. This is a real, illustrated, old-fashioned fairy story (with a twist…) The multi-talented artist Les Edwards penned fifteen pen-and-ink illustrations and I’m really pleased to be able to blog about two of my very favourites…

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Writing Charm by Sarah Pinborough

We know you guys loved Poison by Sarah Pinborough, and this week we are proud to be publishing the second of Sarah’s brilliant fairy tales for adults. Charm is the story of Cinderella, and here Sarah explains how she got to grips with the character and her story, to reanimate them. Don’t forget you can read the first chapter here and there’s a chance to win some signed copies. Enjoy! ‘A little Charm can go a long way . . .’ After the fun of writing Poison, filled as the story of Snow White is with deception, attempted murder and magic, my next…

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