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Oct 2017 - The Cottingley Secret

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message 1: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
October's book and schedule:

The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor
Day Date Ch Pages #Pages
Sun 1-Oct Prologue P 1 - 6 6
Mon 2-Oct Ch 1 P 7 - 26 20
Tue 3-Oct Ch 2 P 27 - 41 14
Wed 4-Oct Cottingley, April 1917 P 42 -- 59 18
Thur 5-Oct Ch 3 P 60 - 71 12
Fri 6-Oct Ch 4 P 72 - 80 9
Sat 7-Oct Ch 5 P 81 - 94 13
Sun 8-Oct June 1917 P 95 - 107 13
Mon 9-Oct July 1917 P 108 - 122 15
Tue 10-Oct Ch 6 P 123 - 133 11
Wed 11-Oct Ch 7 P 134- 143 10
Thur 12-Oct July 1917 P 144 - 156 13
Fri 13-Oct July 1917 P 157 - 170 14
Sat 14-Oct Ch 8 P 171 - 188 17
Sun 15-Oct Pt 2 Ch 9 P 191 - 201 11
Mon 16-Oct Ch 10 P 202 - 218 17
Tue 17-Oct Spring 1918 P 219 - 227 9
Wed 18-Oct Scarborough 1920 P 228 - 245 18
Thur 19-Oct Ch 11 P 246 - 254 9
Fri 20-Oct Ch 12 P 255 - 262 8
Sat 21-Oct Ch 13 P 263 - 270 8
Sun 22-Oct Ch 14 P 271 - 282 12
Mon 23-Oct August 1920 P 283 -291 9
Tue 24-Oct August 1920 P 292 - 302 11
Wed 25-Oct Pt 3 Ch 15 P 305 - 313 9
Thur 26-Oct March 1921 P 314 - 329 16
Fri 27-Oct Ch 16 P 330 - 343 17
Sat 28-Oct Ch 17 P 344 - 350 7
Sun 29-Oct Ch 18 P 351 - 359 9
Mon 30-Oct Epiloge P 360 -372 13
Tue 31-Oct Ch 19 P 373 - 380 8


message 2: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Sun 1-Oct Prologue P 1 - 6 6


message 3: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Sun 1-Oct Prologue P 1 - 6 6"

Patience is the key to seeing fairies. They like to come out about an hour before sunset. The photographers and reporters to not have patience. Once they leave, the fairies come out.


message 4: by Annie (new)

Annie | 116 comments Prologue - Cottingley, Yorkshire, August 1921
Loved these quotes:
"But like the soft breath of wind that brushes against my skin, the things we feel cannot always be seen."
"The 'in between,' I call it. No longer day, not yet night; some other place and time when magic hangs in the air and the light plays tricks on the eye."

I had not heard of Cottingley fairies before this book so I'm very curious as to how this tale will be told.


message 5: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Mon 2-Oct Ch 1 P 7 - 26 20


message 6: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Mon 2-Oct Ch 1 P 7 - 26 20"

Ireland – Present Day – Oliva Kavanagh had just lost her beloved Poppy. He requested that she walk to the top of a hill to read his last letter to her. He was leaving his beloved bookshop to her in Yorkshire.
Notes on a Fairy Tale – Frances and her mother are on a train to Yorkshire from South Africa. Her father is going off to fight in the war and they are going to stay with her Aunt and Uncle. She will have to make new friends in an unfamiliar place.


message 7: by Annie (new)

Annie | 116 comments Love the bookshop's name, Something Old.

Looked up puca and sidhe. Found the range of descriptions to be interesting, anywhere from mischievous, fun-loving to most feared and respected!

I found this passage from Pappy's letter to be beautifully said:
"You know my views on stories choosing the right readers at the right time, and now is not the right time. When you read this letter, it will be. Consider it a project in distraction, if you like."

I enjoyed the beginning of Frances Griffith's, Notes on a Fairy Tale. A bit of foreshadowing here? "Even now, as I start to put my story into words, I'm not quite sure how it ends. Perhaps that will be for others to decide."

Searched for info on the book "The Water Babies". Will make a note to look for this next time I'm in the library. Has anyone read this?

Great descriptive writing - had me looking up some of the plants mentioned and the locations - Howth Head, stunning views!; Cottingley - West Yorkshire, interesting note: the Bronte sisters were also from West Yorkshire.

The author, Hazel Gaynor, is originally from Yorkshire, England and now lives in Ireland - explains the descriptive landscapes. lol!


message 8: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Tue 3-Oct Ch 2 P 27 - 41 14


message 9: by Trudy (new)

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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Tue 3-Oct Ch 2 P 27 - 41 14"

Olivia lost her poppy’s letter, it got blown away with the wind and flew off the cliff. She was thinking about the shop, her upcoming wedding in London and what to do. Should she break off the wedding. Is she feeling normal wedding jitters or something more. She went to the shop “Something Old”. The resident busy body showed up outside the store. She was surprised that the store was left to her and asked how she was going to run it from London. Oliva went into the store and found it as she remembered. Her poppy was working on a new section for the store about fairies. She looked at some pictures and remembered when her mom was going to tell her about fairies, it was her mom’s birthday and she was going out with her girlfriends. Her grandparents were there to watch her and she would tell Olivia about the fairies in the morning. Oliva read more from the Notes on a Fairy Tale.


message 10: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Wed 4-Oct Cottingley, April 1917 P 42 -- 59 18


message 11: by Trudy (new)

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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Wed 4-Oct Cottingley, April 1917 P 42 -- 59 18"

Francis arrived at her aunt’s house along with her mother. She and her 16 year old cousin Elsie become quick friends (good thing as they are sharing a bed). Elsie tells Francis about the woods where they is a waterfall. Her mother warns her to stay out of the woods but that is just where she wants to go and immediately falls in love with it.


message 12: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Thur 5-Oct Ch 3 P 60 - 71 12


message 13: by Trudy (new)

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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Thur 5-Oct Ch 3 P 60 - 71 12"

Olivia was sitting in the bookshop, lost in Francis’ manuscript when the door of the shop opened and a little girl came in crying. She announced that she was lost. The girls name was Iris and she didn’t have a mom and her dad was going to be looking for her. Olivia said they would look for her dad and a man came in the store looking frantic. Iris ran to him calling daddy. His name was Ross and he was a write and visited Mac (Pappy) often. He was sorry to hear about his passing. Olivia explained that her grandfather left her the bookshop. She still wasn’t sure what she was going to do with it. They talked for a little while, Iris found the article by Conan Doyle. They left and Ross left her his card. She wondered what she was going to do. Checked her messages and found emails, texts and voicemail all about wedding preparations. She also found a notice from a solicitor saying that the bookshop was in debt and need to be paid off within three month. She was heading out to visit her grandmother in the nursing home.


message 14: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Fri 6-Oct Ch 4 P 72 - 80 9


message 15: by Trudy (new)

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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Fri 6-Oct Ch 4 P 72 - 80 9"

Oliva went to visit Martha, her grandmother in the nursing home. She brought Francis’ manuscript with her. A nurse was reading her one of her favorite fairy poems. Olivia remembered it fondly. When Olivia showed Martha the picture of Conan Doyle’s, Marth said the girl was Francis although the caption said it was Alice. Olivia showed her the manuscript and said she thought she would read it to her when she visited. Martha was all for that and she wanted her to start now. Olivia read four chapters and then Martha was tired. She left kissing her Nana on the cheek and telling her she loved her. Oliva was restless and couldn’t sleep, her mind wandered over everyone and coming back to Jack and her supposed life to come. She finally to some sleep but even that was restless. She dreamt about the girl in the photo and but that life and the one with Jack seemed like they belonged to someone else.


message 16: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Sat 7-Oct Ch 5 P 81 - 94 13


message 17: by Trudy (new)

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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Sat 7-Oct Ch 5 P 81 - 94 13"

Oliva was at her Nana and Poppy’s house. Their neighbor, Mrs. Joyce came by to see how she was holding up. She volunteered to help Oliva go through her grandparent’s things. Mrs. Joyce finds a book Olivia may be interested in. It is a book on fairies by Arthur Conan Doyal with a a letter to Martha from Frances and one from Conan Doyal to Frances. She is curious about the fairies and mentions it to Mrs. Joyce. She suggests that she should keep talking to Martha about it. She may not remember now but she may at some time. Mrs. Joyce left and Oliva had to think about her life. She went to the book store and found a note and picture from Iris. She wrote a message back and put it in the shop window. She called about the solicitor letter. She called her boss to say she would be staying longer. She tried to call Jack and ended up leaving him a message about staying longer, she checked her message about little details about the wedding. She chucked her phone in the sea.


message 18: by Annie (new)

Annie | 116 comments I must admit that I've had to look back a couple of times to keep the names straight going from the Notes on a Fairy Tale to present day. I think this is more me than the writing though.

I'm curious how the white flower is going to play out in the present day story line.


message 19: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's reading: Sun 8-Oct June 1917 P 95 - 107 13


message 20: by Trudy (new)

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Trudy wrote: "Today's reading: Sun 8-Oct June 1917 P 95 - 107 13"

Francis is going to school and Elise tells her to ignore the mean girl, Mavis, who called her a funny foreigner. She likes Mrs. Hogan who is her teacher. Mrs. Hogan walk home with her one day and they talked about reading. Although Francis’s mother tells her that she reads too much, Mrs. Hogan believe that reading is a good escape from reality especially when life is hard.
One day after school, no one is home, Francis drops her satchel and heads to the stream out back. She takes off her shoes and stocking and walks into the water enjoying the coolness. She looks across and sees emerald and then sapphire, they are fairies she is seeing. She is very quiet as she watches them. They disappear as quickly as the appeared. She wished someone was with her but was glad that she was alone.


message 21: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Mon 9-Oct July 1917 P 108 - 122 15


message 22: by Trudy (new)

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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Mon 9-Oct July 1917 P 108 - 122 15"

Francis like to go out to the beck to see the fairies. Her mother doesn’t want her to go out there. Now that it is summer time, she has more time to go other there. She sees them on late afternoon of fine days. She doesn’t want to tell anyone but is going to burst at the secret. She went out there one night putting on her coat over her nightdress. Her mother wants her to make friends but she says she will just loose them when she goes back to South Africa after the war. She see Mrs. Hogan and almost tells her and then one she breaks down and tells Elise. She remembers Mrs. Hogan’s warning, “Cottingley’s a small village and small villages can’t keep secrets. They’ve a funny way of setting them free, and who know where they’ll end up.


message 23: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Tue 10-Oct Ch 6 P 123 - 133 11


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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Tue 10-Oct Ch 6 P 123 - 133 11"

Olivia met with the solicitor. She said it was a good thing that she had power of attorney over her grandmother’s assets. She would have to sell either the cottage or the bookstore. Olivia wasn’t up for doing either right now. She was cleaning up the bookshop and someone came in. It was Henry Blake. She was an old friend of her grandfathers and once had a dream of opening a bookshop. He fell in love once but he couldn’t have her and had gone to Australia to mend his broken heart. (I wonder if his lost love was Martha.) He said he would help her with the bookshop, with the help of his nephew (Ross??).


message 25: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Wed 11-Oct Ch 7 P 134- 143 10


message 26: by Trudy (new)

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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Wed 11-Oct Ch 7 P 134- 143 10"

Oliva decided to sell the cottage. She will stay in the little flat above the store. She had been getting letters from Iris along with little white flowers. She decided to do up the shop window in fairies. She had been working so diligently that she was startled by the shop bell. It was Iris and her father. Iris brought her a gift for rescuing her. She thanked them both. Ross said it was all Iris’ idea – he just paid for it. She knows how difficult it must be for him to be both mother and father, her mother was that for her. The gift was a fairy door. Oliva said she could put it in the window. Ross thanked her for writing back to Iris, it is all she can talk about. He also asked if he could use the flat while his place was under construction. She told him that she was living them for now but then said he could use it during the day. She felt an attraction to him that she wasn’t all that comfortable with (being engaged and all). She went to visit her nanna. Her nanna said she had a visitor but she couldn’t remember who (Henry Blake???).


message 27: by Annie (last edited Oct 11, 2017 08:39AM) (new)

Annie | 116 comments "Henry Blake had told her they were rare white harebells that didn't usually flower until later in the year."
I looked up harebells and they are most commonly blue. It seems the white ones are indeed rare.

I loved that Iris brought Olivia a fairy door!

Ross is a writer and illustrator of children's books - dragons and mythical beasts.

As for nanna's visitor, I was also thinking it may have been Henry Blake. He seems a bit mysterious, doesn't he?


message 28: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Thur 12-Oct July 1917 P 144 - 156 13


message 29: by Trudy (new)

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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Thur 12-Oct July 1917 P 144 - 156 13"

Uncle Albert had a new camera with all the button and dials. He said the girls were not to go near it or the darkroom he built under the stairs. Frances played with the kids in town but they made fun her accent. Against her mother’s orders, she spent time at the beck and visited with the fairies. One day she fell in and her mother was really mad, forbidding her to go the beck for the rest of the summer. Francis blurted out that she wasn’t alone at the beck, she was there with the fairies. Elise backed her up. The adults want her to show them the fairies and she said they don’t always come. Elise thought up the idea of getting pictures. Elise started drawing pictures of the fairies and then was going to a picture of Frances with them.


message 30: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Fri 13-Oct July 1917 P 157 - 170 14


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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Fri 13-Oct July 1917 P 157 - 170 14"

Elise drew the fairies from the image in a book of Frances. They were really good and lifelike. She was going to use hat pins to make it look like they were standing. The next morning, they put their plan to work. Elise asked her dad if she could borrow the camera to take Frances’ picture. After her mother stepped in on her side, her father relented and allowed Elise to use it. They ran down to the beck. Elise arranged the fairies and Frances posed with them. Elise thought she go the picture. They tore up the paper fairies and spread the pieces in the water. They ran back to the house and had to wait for Arthur to come home so he could develop the plate. Elise was in the darkroom with him. She came out saying the picture showed the fairies, now Arthur and her mother would have to stop making fun on Francis for saying she sees them. Her mother like the idea of believing in fairies as that if she believed in fairies, she could believe the war would end and her father would come home. At that moment, Francis decided she would never tell anyone the picture was fake as she really did see fairies.


message 32: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Sat 14-Oct Ch 8 P 171 - 188 17


message 33: by Trudy (new)

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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Sat 14-Oct Ch 8 P 171 - 188 17"

Olivia visited her Nana and found that Nana was the daughter of Mrs. Hogan (does that mean Nana was her lost daughter? It didn’t sound like she had any other kids). At tea time, Oliva left her Nana and promised to be back in a few days. She went back to Bluebell cottage. This was her last night there. She found the photograph of Francis and the fairies in a hidden drawer and a couple of other things and then she left the cottage for the last time.
1917 - It was heading toward September and the fairies had left the beck. The hubbub of the photograph had died down although Aunt Polly took it out once in a while. Elise decided that they needed another photograph, this one of her. She drew up a gnome and they went to the top of a hill and Frances took the picture. Elisa ran back to have her dad develop it and Frances hung out at the beck. Mavis showed up and promised to figure out what they were up to. Frances rand back and told Elise. She didn’t seem to care and said that everyone knew that Mavis was a troublemaker and wouldn’t believe her.


message 34: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Sun 15-Oct Pt 2 Ch 9 P 191 - 201 11


message 35: by Trudy (new)

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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Sun 15-Oct Pt 2 Ch 9 P 191 - 201 11"

Olivia has gotten use to Ross staying in the Bookshop. It was a little awkward at the beginning but they fell into a rhythm. Ross brought his guitar when those times when he had writer’s block. He would man the store on Tuesday and Fridays when Oliva would go see Nana. She would be frustrated because he always made more sales when he was manning the shop. She keeps putting off her wedding planning. She visit her Nana and Nana has good days and bad days. The latest time visiting, she want to go to the bookshop and was looking for a coat she didn’t have anymore. The nursing staff had to help calm her. Oliva went home and dreamed about her mom and certain flowers. She woke up and found the flower she was dreaming about beside the bed. She figure Henry Blake was right – the cat must drag them in.


message 36: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Mon 16-Oct Ch 10 P 202 - 218 17


message 37: by Trudy (new)

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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Mon 16-Oct Ch 10 P 202 - 218 17"

It has been 5 weeks since Olivia’s Pappy died and 4 since she lost his letter. She had been calls from Jack to get back home, she had been putting them off. Ross pointed out something about the fairy door in the window. Henry Blake told Olivia some words of wisdom. She mentioned that Mrs. Hogan from Francis’ book was her great-grandmother (that mean that Nana is the little girl that disappeared). She said that she wanted to go to Cottingley to see where all this happened. Henry said that she should and volunteered to look after the shop and in on her Nana while she was gone.
Winter 1917 – Frances didn’t like winter, it was cold and wet – she missed South Africa. She could go out to the beck. One day her mother sent her over the Mrs. Hogan’s to bring some wool. Mrs. Hogan liked to talk about the “little people”. She sang songs about them and Frances listened. She felt an urge to tell Mrs. Hogan the truth about the picture of the fairies but she was able to refrain


message 38: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Tue 17-Oct Spring 1918 P 219 - 227 9


message 39: by Trudy (new)

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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Tue 17-Oct Spring 1918 P 219 - 227 9"

Uncle Albert was in a foul mood when he heard the latch on the gate and figured it was a neighbor wanting something again. Frances was overjoyed to find her dad standing in the doorway. He was there for a week and then had to go back. Frances took him to the beck and asked him if he believed in fairies. He told her a story about Angle Mons that helped the British fight the Germans. Frances told him about the fairies that she had seen and the different type that Mrs. Hogan told him about. He asked about the type of fairies in the photo. She said those were the ones she saw when she was with Elise (not a lie). He has to leave after a week visit but promised he would be back after the wear. He did come back for good, seven months later. They would be moving to Scarborough, she would miss the beck and the fairies.


message 40: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Wed 18-Oct Scarborough 1920 P 228 - 245 18


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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Wed 18-Oct Scarborough 1920 P 228 - 245 18"

Frances enjoyed living by the sea again. She missed Elise but she had made other friends. One day her mom got a letter from her Aunt Polly. She had brought the photograph to her Theosophist Society. They have analyzed it and sent it to specialist and have declared it authentic. A Mr. Gardener came out and talked to Elise and wanted to give her a camera to try and capture more pictures. Aunt Polly asked if Frances could come and visit. Another letter arrived. They had heard from Sir Arthur Conan Doyal who wanted to write something for a Christmas magazine about fairies and wanted to talk to Elise. Mr. Gardiner wanted to talk to Frances. He showed up one day and talked to Frances and she told of the fairies she had seen. She was also given a camera to practice with and they was to go back to Cottingley to see if she could photograph more fairies.


message 42: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Thur 19-Oct Ch 11 P 246 - 254 9


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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Thur 19-Oct Ch 11 P 246 - 254 9"

The leaving of the gifts for the fairies seems to have changed Olivia’s luck. She was dreaming of the red headed girl who had flowered for her mum. Ross told her a reporter called and wanted to do a piece on the shops. They brought in a photographer from a gardening magazine to photograph her fairy window. The Bluebell cottage sold to a family with small children. The Something Old website went online. Due to the article, more customers were coming in and she was getting requests from the website. Things were looking up. Ross was also interviewed as the writer in residence. Olivia invited Ross out of a drink (something she never did spur of the moment). Iris was going to spend the night at a friend’s house. They has several drinks and them went back to the book store and had a bottle of wine. She told him almost everything about her life with one exception (her engagement to Jack). After they finished the last of the wine, he said that was his cue and he should leave. She was the first one to lean in and they kissed. She knew then, she couldn’t marry Jack.


message 44: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Fri 20-Oct Ch 12 P 255 - 262 8


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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Fri 20-Oct Ch 12 P 255 - 262 8"

She was dreaming of being with Nana at her mother’s funeral. Monday morning, the anniversary of her mother’s death she woke up and thought about Friday night and the loose ends that needed tending to. Ross came in to work with Iris and had a favor of her and asked if she could watch Iris for a few hours as he had a meeting with his editor. She said yes and Iris went off to watch cartoons. She Iris was gone, the both starting talking about Friday night, she said don’t worry about it, it was a drunken mistake. He was relieved thinking she expected a marriage proposal. She wondered why she hadn’t told him about Jack when she had the chance. Iris was a good kid and entertained her for about an hour before she had to return to work. Henry showed up and minded the shop while Olivia took Iris to the park. It had a fairy tree where people left notes for fairies. Olivia asked if Iris wanted to leave a note but she said she has left one asking for her mom to come home. Olivia said there are somethings that even the fairies can’t do. That is what her dad said also. When she got back to the shop, there was a package for her on the counter. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens was inside with an inscription to Olivia. No date, no note. On the anniversary of her mother’s death, a book always arrived for her. She knew they were from Poppy but this couldn’t be from him, she wondered who sent it. She stayed up most of the night to read it. Downstairs, under the desk, sat a note from Henry saying that someone called Jack had called for her.


message 46: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Fri 20-Oct Ch 12 P 255 - 262 8


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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Fri 20-Oct Ch 12 P 255 - 262 8"

The next day at work, she heard the bell and expected to see Henry or a customer but it was Jack. He looked bad and had the letter from the consultant in his hand. He asked when she was going to tell him that he wasn’t going to be a father. He said he was taking her home and would take her to specialists and “fix her”. He said he was leaving a 7 o’clock flight and he expected her to be on it with him, leaving him a ticket. He left. She heard a rustling upstairs and realized Ross heard the whole thing. She started to apologize but he just made her a cup of tea and they talked. She went to the airport which was what Jack expected except she broke things off with him. He wasn’t use to not getting his way.


message 48: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Sun 22-Oct Ch 14 P 271 - 282 12


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Trudy wrote: "Today's Reading: Sun 22-Oct Ch 14 P 271 - 282 12"

Olivia went picked up her Nana to bring her to a reading at Something Old. She wasn’t sure if it was a good idea but thought she might enjoy it. Henry watched over her while Olivia got things ready. Ross, Henry and Olivia all did readings. Ross read something that he wrote and got the biggest applause. The night was a huge success and a lot was sold. Ross minded the store as she left to take her Nana back. Her Nana thrived at the vent and she was glad she brought her. Ross left a note for her saying that he sold more books after she left. She decided to read more of Frances’ story.
Cottingley Aug 1920 – Frances took the train to Cottingley to get more pictures of fairies. She didn’t want to go, she just wished the pictures would go away. Her mother reminded her she wasn’t there for a vacation but to get the pictures. She arrived and was surprised that Elise was no longer a girl but a woman. They took a walk to the beck. Elise said she had more cutouts. Frances told her about her misgivings but Elise couldn’t see that they could do anything else and that in a couple months everything would die down and people would forget about them.


message 50: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Gleason | 1765 comments Mod
Today's Reading: Mon 23-Oct August 1920 P 283 -291 9


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