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Beverley Naidoo, author of Cinderella of the Nile, signing books at Hay Book Festival 2018

Carnegie award-winning author Beverley Naidoo and Marjan Vafaeian are bringing their 2,000 year-old retelling of Cinderella to Edinburgh International Book Festival on Wednesday 22 August.

We’ve all heard the Cinderella story, but this one’s a little different. It follows the story of Rhodopis, a Greek girl who is sold into slavery. Though she makes friends with Aesop (the storyteller) and a bunch of animals, she remains unhappy. Until, a twist of fate, and Horus the falcon, lead her to the king of Egypt.


Marjan Vafaeian the illustrator of Cinderella of the Nile 

This fabulous event will feature Beverley guiding the audience through many different versions of the Cinderella tale and the boundaries that it crosses. Marjan will create colourful characters with intricate illustrations, before giving the audience the chance to create their own mythical drawings.

This event will take place on:

  • Wednesday 22 August (5 pm- 6 pm)
  • At Baillie Gifford Imagination Lab
  • Tickets cost £5

Tickets go on sale 8:30am on Tuesday 26 June. Buy them here.

  • Watch this podcast with Beverley Naidoo, academic Jack Zipes, and librarian Ann Lazim
  • Read this fab review of Cinderella of the Nile by Emily Bearn for The Telegraph
  • Read Beverley’s answer to our Fairy Tales campaign

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