Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book
This is a reproduction of the diary of Lady Angelica Cottingham, which features pressed garden fairies. Or rather the psychic images of the fairies, who quickly turned it into a game, where they leapt between the closing pages in an effort to outdo each other to produce the most outrageous poses.... show more
This is a reproduction of the diary of Lady Angelica Cottingham, which features pressed garden fairies. Or rather the psychic images of the fairies, who quickly turned it into a game, where they leapt between the closing pages in an effort to outdo each other to produce the most outrageous poses. The book claims to be the facsimile edition of the notebook of Lady Cottington who, it is said, took the infamous photograph of a group of fairies that was authenticated by Conan Doyle, but later discredited. She was determined to prove the existence of fairies and began to capture them between the pages of her notebook, in which she had previously pressed wild flowers. This is a record of the fairies she caught, and of the disruptive influence they had on her otherwise sheltered life.
Publish date: October 13th 1994
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Picture Books
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
Series: Lady Cottington
The story of a victorian young lady's adventures with fairies. She collects impressions of the fairies in her diary. Amusing but very slight, really not for children. I like how the handwriting develops over time.
I just today remembered that this book existed. I read the whole thing standing in a used book store one afternoon shortly after it came out, and was more than a little disgusted by it. The art is lovely, but it was the concept that I found bothersome. Why? Because, yes, as an adult - I still ...
I came across this a few years ago when a friend gave me a loan of her copy. To be honest, from what I can remember, there's not a lot to it. The illustrations were wonderful and the text raised quite a few chuckles from me at the time.More a stocking filler for Christmas than anything else, reall...
I'm all crunchy and irritated with this book, and I think I have to sit down and be bitter for a bit before it comes clear. It's been calling to me in the children's section of the local used book store, with it's funny sight-gags and hand-written calligraphy. Written by Terry Jones! Art by Brian Fr...