Penny Thomas has acquired world rights in The Red Gloves and Other Stories by Catherine Fisher from Lesley Pollinger at Paper Lion.
The Red Gloves and Other Stories contains nine haunting tales of enchantment, ghosts and danger. All are original stories, some are contemporary, some inspired by ancient myths, including the Mabinogion, Arthurian Legend, Old English tales and the story of Taliesin.
We are so delighted to be publishing The Red Gloves this autumn. Catherine is an expert storyteller and in this collection she casts nine chilling spells, with wit, heart and magic.’Janet Thomas, Editor
‘It’s a great honour that these stories are being published by Firefly in such a delicious new edition!’Catherine Fisher
The Red Gloves and Other Stories will publish as a hardback gift edition in September 2021.
The acquisition follows the success of Catherine Fisher’s The Clockwork Crow trilogy for Firefly which was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards and won the Tir na n’Og Children’s Book Award, and has sold into territories around the world including the US, China and Russia.
‘Full of deep fairytale resonance, Fisher’s writing stands out in the mind’s eye like blood drops on snow,’ Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian