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A Field Guide to Irish Fairies

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What is your best defense against a phosphorescent land sheerie? Can you really find contentment with a wealthy merrow wife? The answers are disclosed at last in A Field Guide to Irish Fairies, the first and only such guide available. Expertly researched and compiled by an authority on the subject, with detailed illustrations to help wayfarers identify the 13 major varieti ...more
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Chronicle Books (first published 1997)
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Jul 23, 2015 Miriam rated it liked it
A cute little book, but it won't offer much to anyone who has already read more substantial work such as Faeries.
Gemma Kiernan
Jul 31, 2016 Gemma Kiernan rated it it was ok
Ha ha ha. This was silly funny and quite enjoyable but nothing in here that hasn't been nicked from WB Yeats and others. Pleasant enough diversion but not to be taken seriously.
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Nov 29, 2014 The Elves rated it really liked it
This is a sweet little book, although its denizen are not so sweet, with nice illustrations, rather like Teresa Moorey’s the Fairy Bible, only much smaller, and yet, it has a few variations of faerie life that are not included in that tome. We like it and are glad to have it in our collection of Faerie lore books.

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May 28, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
fun and enlightening read. Yes its not an extensive guide but gives great insight on lore, myths, and history. Pictures were very detailed and cute but there weren't very many. I think the only thing I didn't like were the very small text.
Lizzi Crystal
Dec 21, 2007 Lizzi Crystal rated it it was amazing
Ireland AND fairies?? This makes it one of my favorite books of all time. If you have an interest in either subject (especially both combined!) you won't want to miss reading it! :-)
Aug 15, 2009 Tom rated it liked it
I got this book as a souvenir during a vacation in Dublin. A simple guide to Irish fairy folklore, its good for what it is.
Jul 30, 2012 Rosalie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People that would enjoy fairies with a touch of creepy
Recommended to Rosalie by: I got it for my birthday!
My gosh, it creeped me out, but, it creeped me out AND it gave me USEFUL information! So, I loved it of course!
May 06, 2008 Maurean rated it really liked it
Shelves: reference
I luv this little book! It is what it is - a guide to the habits and habitats of various types of fae.

Sep 14, 2013 Shirley rated it it was amazing
whoever thought leprechauns, changelings, sherries, pooka, banshees and merrows could be so cool!
Jul 13, 2007 Willow rated it it was amazing
Mum put this in my Stocking one year and it is a wonderful little book.
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Jul 19, 2009 Lisa Marie rated it really liked it
Written so well it almost made me believe.
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BOB CURRAN is an educational psychologist in Coleraine University. His interests are broad-ranging but are focused especially on history and story. He has written several books, including The Field Guide to Irish Fairies, The Wolfhound Guide to the Shamrock, Creatures of Celtic Myth, The Truth about the Leprechaun.
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