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A retelling of 'The Ugly Duckling' from A Fairy Tale Revolution, a series designed to remix and revive our favourite stories

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Kamila Shamsie (Author) Kamila Shamsie is the author of six novels including Home Fire which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017, shortlisted for the Costa Best Novel Award, the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2018, and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, and won the London Hellenic Prize and the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018. Three of her novels have received awards from Pakistan's Academy of Letters. Kamila Shamsie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was named a Granta Best of Young British Novelists in 2013; she was also awarded a South Bank Arts Award in 2018. She grew up in Karachi and now lives in London. Laura Barrett (Illustrator) Laura Barrett is an illustrator inspired by the darker side of folk and fairy tales, and enjoys working in the medium of traditional Scherenschnitte (paper cutting). Since graduating from University of the Arts London and with over 10 years of industry experience, Laura has worked with a stellar client list including the BBC and The Guardian. Laura works from her home studio in South East London.

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Duckling, written in a clear, poetic voice reminiscent of Wilde's Happy Prince, is at times almost painfully affecting...but brimming over, too, with heart and courage -- Imogen Russell Williams * Times Literary Supplement *
[A] moving, poetic tale [that] celebrates an outsider's adventurous spirit in a world that's quick to judge -- Eithne Farry * Sunday Express *

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