Tangleweed and Brine – ‘a truly breath-taking collection, a rich intertextual feast that blends the old and the new’

Tangleweed and Brine

This piece was written by Ciara Ní Bhroin, lecturer in English Literature and Children’s Literature Studies in Marino Institute of Education, Dublin. She launched the book for Little Island on the 8th September, and her speech was so superb that we just had to have it in writing. Endless thanks to Ciara Ní Bhroin for writing it, Continue Reading →

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‘Imagine a book like a Pogues concert!’ – the British Fantasy Society on Good Red Herring

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If ever there was a superbly-written review of a superbly-written book, this is it. Nigel Robert Wilson has just reviewed the brilliant Good Red Herring for the British Fantasy Society, and he found more than a little to love. ‘Imagine a book like a Pogues concert! Chaotic, powerfully creative, wonderful, whilst utterly exasperating at times, Continue Reading →

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Amazing American Reviews for Little Island Books


We were delighted to see excellent reviews of Taking Flight and Grounded by Sheena Wilkinson and The Keeperby Darragh Martin appearing in recent American publications. Sheena Wilkinson’s books are published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside in the USA. All three books have Irish settings – Wilkinson’s books are set in Belfast and are gritty urban contemporary novels and Continue Reading →

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