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Prime Books picks up Spiders

16/02/2007. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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US rights in The Spider's Bride, the debut novel of UK writer Debbie Gallagher, have been sold to Sean Wallace of Prime Books in the USA by John Jarrold.

The book will also be distributed in the UK and Commonwealth.

Debbie Gallagher has previously written for 2000AD’s Slaine and DC Comics’ Batman Book of Shadows, as well as working in TV production and Role-Playing Games.

The novel will be published in late 2007 or early 2008. It is a sophisticated work set in a world of faerie inhabited by strange and frightening beings - and a human woman, who has been chosen by the Spider Prince as his bride. Reminiscent of the darker work of Arthur Rackham, it also features the insane Victorian artist, Richard Dadd, as a character.

‘Debbie is a natural-born storyteller, with one helluva imagination,’ said John Jarrold. ‘This is really like nothing else I’ve read, but it’s totally gripping and entrancing.’

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