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'A beautiful and profound retelling' - Madeline Miller A dazzling, feminist retelling of Greek myth from the internationally bestselling author of The Miniaturist, stunningly illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill.

Exiled to a far-flung island by the whims of the gods, Medusa has little company except the snakes that adorn her head instead of hair. But when a charmed, beautiful boy called Perseus arrives on the island, her lonely existence is disrupted with the force of a supernova, unleashing desire, love and betrayal...

Filled with glorious full-colour illustrations by award-winning Olivia Lomenech Gill, this astonishing retelling of Greek myth is perfect for readers of Circe and The Silence of the Girls. Illuminating the girl behind the legend, it brings alive Medusa for a new generation.

Traditional stories - myths and fairy tales, Children’s / Teenage fiction and true stories, Children’s / Teenage: General interest, Mythical and legendary beings - monsters and creatures, Children’s / Teenage: Personal and social topics, Society and Social Sciences

Age: From 14 years


Jessie Burton, Olivia Lomenech Gill

224 pages

Weight: 652 grams