The Red Gloves and Other Stories


By Catherine Fisher | Design by Anne Glenn
Published 16th September 2021 | ISBN 9781913102685

Gift Edition Hardback with Sprayed Edges

Two step-brothers share one nightmare; red gloves that reach for your throat; a changing room where a stranger asks to swap lives with you; and who is the ghost in the rain? An expert storyteller weaves nine spells. Fear mixed with wit, heart and magic.


Praise for the book

‘Catherine Fisher has carved out a special niche with her Welsh magic and folklore novels, but here she takes a darker step into the spiritual world with a collection of short stories to chill the bones of older children.’ Sally Morris, The Daily Mail

Praise for the Catherine’s Clockwork Crow trilogy:
• won the Tir na n’Og Welsh Children’s Book Award
• shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2019 and for the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award
• nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2020
• a Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week and reviewed in The Guardian, Spectator, Daily Mail, Literary Review and New Statesman.

‘Full of deep fairytale resonance, Fisher’s writing stands out in the mind’s eye like blood drops on snow.’ Imogen Russell Williams, Guardian

2 reviews for The Red Gloves and Other Stories

  1. Maja Varadinek

    Sometimes you read a book that absorbs you so completely that you hold your breath for fear of being discovered – this is one such book. The Red Gloves and other stories comprises of nine tantalising short but spooky tales so expertly written by Catherine Fisher. They are a perfect blend of Welsh legends and English folklore.
    Perfect for sharing as the evenings draw in and the curtains are drawn, these stories won’t be easy to forget once heard. Within the pages there is a tale of two brothers caught in the same dream, a tale that really does make you consider carefully the phrase ‘be careful what you wish for’ and a classic ghost story. Each  will be much discussed and will become very much part of the world of folklore. I’m a huge fan of The Clockwork Crow triology and this is just as perfect.

  2. Liam James

    I love this new short story collection from Catherine Fisher. Each of the short stories in this collection sets up something mysterious, creepy and magical. Some are based on her previous writing, some draw on classic fairy stories with a distinctive twist. They’re all clever and perfectly sketched in a short space. And then they generally do something that I absolutely adore in short stories, they leave it all deliciously unresolved. Magic doesn’t have to be explained. We don’t need to know how we got onto this path, or even what lies at the end of it, when the journey is so thrilling and exciting. There’s something to be preferred about this approach to having everything neatly tied up. It leaves so much to the imagination. And that’s what The Red Gloves and Other Stories does so well, it sets off all of these sparks in the imagination and then leaves them to fizzle and burn. A wonderful collection.

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