Savage Her Reply

Savage Her Reply

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A retelling of the favourite Irish fairytale ‘The Children of Lir’. Aífe marries Lir, a king with four children by his previous wife. Jealous of his affection for his children, the witch Aífe turns them into swans for 900 years.

Retold through the voice of Aífe, Savage Her Reply is unsettling and dark, feminist and fierce, yet nuanced in its exploration of the guilt of a complex character.

Voiced in Sullivan’s trademark rich, lyrical prose as developed in Tangleweed and Brine – the multiple award-winner which established Sullivan as the queen of witchy YA.

With stunning black and white illustrations by Irish illustrator Karen Vaughan.


Irish Book Awards - Dept 51 @ Eason Teen and Young Adult Book of the Year 2020 - Winner

KPMG Children’s Book Ireland Awards - Book of the Year Award 2021 - Winner

The Biennial Literacy Association of Ireland - Young Adult Book Award - Winner


Author: Deirdre Sullivan

Illustrator: Karen Vaughan

Format: Paperback

Size: 15 x 23 cm, 256 pages

Publisher: Little Island Books

ISBN: 9781912417674

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