Head of Zeus are delighted to announce the acquisition of two new books from Kate Kerrigan – the bestselling Irish author.  The first book The Dress will be published in September 2015 and is a wonderful story of an iconic 1950s dress and its relationship with three women over 70 years. 

Set between New York; London and Ireland, the novel interweaves the stories of Joy a 1950s socialite; Lily a vintage fashion blogger and Honor an extraordinary Irish seamstress and dress designer.

Amanda Ridout, Head of Zeus CEO, who acquired the books from Marianne Gunn O’Connor, says  ‘We are thrilled to welcome Kate Kerrigan to the Head of Zeus list with this fascinating, warm and emotional novel. The compelling subject matter of three generations of women and their relationship with fashion has inspired our packaging and marketing plans and we know will capture the imaginations of readers worldwide.’


The Dress will be available in hardback, ebook and trade paperback in Ireland. 

Kate Kerrigan says ‘I am delighted to be joining Head of Zeus. It has been a huge privilege working with the legendary editor, Rosie de Courcy, on this novel and I am really looking forward to putting it out in the world under the guardianship of this dynamic, talented, and creative publishing team.