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Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Letters (Lady Cottington)

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The Cottington Archive reluctantly announces that more information about the infamous Lady Cottington has surfaced: a scrapbook compiled by the fairy smasher herself of her correspondence with luminaries such as Queen Victoria, Annie Oakley, Igor Stravinsky, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Andrew Lang, P.T. Barnum, and more. All about fairies, these hilarious letters contain every ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Harry N. Abrams
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Lady Cottington was one twisted individual! She presses fairires like most people press leaves - the results are humorous and a little sticky. The letters she has collected from the likes of Queen Victoria, W.B. Yeats, and William Shakespeare (and more!) are entertaining and vastly amusing.

This is a sarcastic and twisted little book on fairies and the spriritual realm. I loved every page of it!
This scrapbook of fairy letters was compiled by the infamous "fairy smasher" herself Lady Cottington, she just refuses to stop collecting fairies and pressing them like flowers in her books! The illustrations are hilarious and bizarre at the same time and the "actual" letters are so much fun and contain things like invoices for "spiritual services," a fairy Valentine, an invitation to tea and more!
Nov 08, 2008 Stevie rated it 4 of 5 stars
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filled with wonderful, inspiring and just plain fun artwork coupled with amusing letters. Brian Froud managed to capture my imagination again as I followed the antics of the faery realms.
Jun 04, 2008 Maurean rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Maurean by: bookring
What a wonderfully enchanting little book! I *especially* liked the little disclaimer at the end, ensuring that no fairies were actually harmed in its making.

A delight!
Ashley Howard
Sort of a sick humor on fairies. The drawings depict squashed fairies in the pages of the book. Get over the gross factor and it is quite funny and cute.
Megan M
Very cute and funny.
A fun, silly, book with fantastic pictures :-) . And the book looks really pretty in my bookcase.
Jason Presser
Funny Stuff..a great read...and guaranteed to put a smile on anyones face..
there's some pretty rude fairies in them there hills...
Silly, but fun. I love Lady Cottington. :)
Read it in English. Reviewed on FB.
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Brian Froud is an award-winning illustrator, author, and faery authority. His books include the international best-sellers Faeries, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, Lady Cottington's Fairy Album, and The Faeries' Oracle. He also served as the conceptual designer on Jim Henson's films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Froud lives in Devon, England.

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