An Irish 'Cinderella' Fairytale


By Jeremiah Curtin

Adapted by Rachel Louise Lawrence


“I will give you a finer dress than either of your sisters has ever seen.”


More beautiful than her two elder sisters, Trembling is not allowed to go out of the house for fear that she might marry before them. Even after the Prince of Omanya falls in love with the eldest, she fears their wrath if she should attend church. However, with the magical assistance of an unassuming henwife, Trembling is able to wear such finery and arrive in such style that not even her sisters recognise her.


As word of the mysterious beautiful lady spreads throughout the world, princes and great men come to see her and gain her hand. When one suitor gains the means to identify her by way of a lost shoe, the search is on, but who will succeed in discovering her true identity and what will it mean for Trembling and her sisters?


More than a Cinderella story, this Irish fairytale continues beyond the shoe test, beyond the wedding vows. To discover whether Trembling prevails against all that lies in store for her, look no further than this latest adaption.


[Folklore Type: ATU-510A (The Persecuted Heroine)]

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Paperback: 34 pages

Publisher: Blackdown Publications

Publication Date: 23 August 2019

ISBN-13: 978-1688248991

Kindle at Amazon (US) Kindle at Amazon (UK)

Kindle: 36 pages

Publisher: Blackdown Publications

Publication Date: 22 August 2019


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eBook: 26 pages

Publisher: Blackdown Publications

Publication Date: 16 December 2019