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Brave Maeve – softback book


Follow Brave Maeve as she adventures through places and characters in Irish myth and legend. Buy your copy here for just £4.99+P&P.

94 in stock


Note to purchasers

Liverpool Irish Festival‘s shop and postal services are usually only operational during standard Mon-Fri business hours (e.g., 10am-4pm to make the last post) or as Festival business allows. Purchases made in the evening, on UK bank holidays or at weekends, will be handled on the business day following or as quickly as our small team can manage.

We will always do our best to state when delivery times may be affected, due to staff leave or our event season (Oct).

The Festival office is closed between Fri 15 Dec 2023 and Mon 8 Jan 2024. Though we will do out best to keep an eye on (and process) purchases, it is possible your product may not arrive until in to the new year. We are sorry for any inconvenience. If you were purchasing this as a Christmas gift, please accept our apologies and know that we will fulfil your order in the new year. Alternatively – News from Nowhere (in Liverpool) carry stock.

Thank you for your support and patience.

You can ordinarily purchase hard copies at News from Nowhere and the Museum of Liverpool gift shop.

Please note: postage is by second class mail. Our postage envelopes are fully recycled and biodegradable, containing only vegetable dyes. The flysheet is printed on recycled paper and we have begun to use washi tape to further reduce the use of any plastics.

Follow Brave Maeve as she adventures through enchanted places, encountering characters from Irish myth and legend.


The book was written and illustrated by Stuart Harrison, in Liverpool, featuring his friend’s daughter. Celebrating characters from thousands of years of Irish and Liverpudlian folklore, Brave Maeve is an energetic romp through time and tale.

The lead character -Maeve- is a genuine Liverpool-gal, connected to the author by friends and also the daughter of one of Liverpool’s John Mitchels’ GAA coaches! Linking Liverpool and Ireland, this is a great adventure story; full of busy pages, local lingo and pacy adventures.


We’ve given it a Flesh-Kincaid reading score 3.7, equivalent to an 8-9-year old reading age in the UK, putting it on ar with Roald Dahl’s The Magic Finger or Betsey Sachs’s The Boy who ate Dog Biscuits. Remember though, this book comes in English and Gaeilge (Irish), so has a wider appeal that just this age range.


This children’s story was commissioned by Liverpool Irish Festival, in partnership with Gael Linn and An tUltach.

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 21 × 29.7 × 0.3 cm