Savage Her Reply

Deirdre Sullivan

A retelling of the favourite Irish fairytale The Children of Lir. Aife marries Lir, a king with four children by his previous wife. Jealous of his affection for his children, the witch Aife turns them into swans for 900 years. Retold through the voice of Aife, Savage Her Reply is unsettling and dark, feminist and fierce, yet nuanced in its exploration of the guilt of a complex character.


World: Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency

UK & Ireland: Little Island

Iran (Farsi): Iranban

Russia: Ripol