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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Related Categories: Author Post, Dark Fantasy, Sarah Pinborough

Charm: Chapter One and a competition

Sometimes dreams really do come true. And what better dream than a sneak previous of Sarah Pinborough’s sexy Cinderella story Charm! Reading the extract is far better than reading our introduction to it, so here are a few very simple words to begin with: You. Will. Love. It! We also have five signed copies of the beautiful […]

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Friday Reads: Charm

It’s the True [Sexy] Story of Cinderella I always adored fairy tales when I was little. They’re among the first stories we ever read or have read to us, they’re formative in the way we understand our world and there’s something timeless and enduring about them. Everyone knows the tale of Cinderella. Whether it’s Disney’s […]

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Related Categories: Friday Reads, Sarah Pinborough

Gollancz Geeks Friday Review: Poison

It’s Friday, which means only one thing: Gollancz Geeks Friday Reads! Every Friday we’ll be sharing a Gollancz Geeks reviews with you. Today’s brilliant Poison review was written by Max Edwards. You can tweet Max @onechaptermore, leave a comment for him on our blog or visit his genre fiction blog, One Chapter More. Have you read Poison? Let us know in the comment […]

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Friday Reads: Poison

‘Fairy Tales’ have always been something for children. Now that I’m 35 I think I’ve well and truly outgrown ‘fairy tales’. The sort of books I read are normally far darker and nastier than anything you get in a ‘fairy tale’ but as I now have two children it’s not going to be very long […]

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Sarah Pinborough talks Poison!

Today’s the day!! Poison is here, and to mark the day we have an interview with the brilliant Sarah Pinborough, about sex, fairy tales, characters, feminism and more, so without further ado, here it is! You’ve had to do a lot of research into fairy tales for these novellas. If you could be one fairy […]

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A Poisonous Competition

We are delighted to share with you a saucy, well on the borderline of saucy, reading from Sarah Pinborough’s new novella Poison.

Take a wicked queen, a handsome prince, a beautiful princess and a poisoned apple . . .

It’s Snow White, but not as you know her.

A wicked, delicious, sexy fairy tale perfect for fans of Once Upon a Time and Fifty Shades of Grey.

Listen to the extract below carefully and send along the answer to this question:  In the passage about when the sunlight glittered on the drops of water that clung to her skin, Sarah uses a simile to compare the drops of water to what ? It’s a tricky question but we have five beautiful signed copies to give away to five lucky winners! Send your answers to competitions@orionbooks.co.uk with the subject line: POISON by 11.59 on the 25th April 2013. Good luck!

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Continuing our POISONous week . . .

Yesterday we posted details of a brilliant event happening to celebrate the publication of Poison by Sarah Pinborough. Today we’re delighted to be bringing you a few words from other people who, it seems love the book as much as we do . . . David Barnett, writing for The Independent, was kind enough to […]

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Related Categories: Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Sarah Pinborough

Don’t miss the most POISONous event of the year!

The event of the month is on its way! Here at Gollancz Towers we are delighted to be spreading the word about the most amazing event, which is happening this week: In honour of the publication of Poison, the brilliant @sarahpinborough has arranged for a magical launch event in Blackwells on Charing Cross Road, from […]

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Related Categories: Dark Fantasy, Events, Fantasy, Sarah Pinborough

Poison: Chapter Two

From the looks of it, you guys can’t get enough of the steamy forthcoming novel from Sarah Pinborough. Poison, a sexy retelling of the Snow White classic, has been getting a few of you hot under the collar from the 1st chapter we shared last week. Never the kind of blog to leave you high and dry, […]

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Poison: Chapter One

We’re very excited to be sharing a steamy chapter from Sarah Pinborough‘s forthcoming Poison, a modern day fairy tale with a sexy edge. Poison tells the story of Snow White, but not as you know her. In this contemporary re-imagining of the classic fairy tale, Snow White behaves slightly differently than you might expect – drinking […]

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