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Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book
Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book | Brian Froud, Terry Jones
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Everyone is familiar with the famous photograph of the small girl surrounded by fairies, which caused such a sensation when it was first published in The Regular magazine in 1907. That little girl was Angelica Cottington. On the death of her father, Lady Cottington lived as a recluse on the family estate until she died in 1991. Three years after her death, a series of unfortunate, and fortunate, accidents brought about the discovery of the very book in which she preserved her pressed fairies. Published in facsimile, the book became one of the most truly intriguing, faithful and epoch-making books of all time. It was an overnight success. Meanwhile, a very sad event occurred. Brian Froud, without permission, surreptitiously removed the original book and a reel of documentary film which purported to show the Lady Cottington in her garden, with the dog, demonstrating how to squash fairies. Froud immediately spotted the fakery: the dog was manipulated by strings! Preparing to return the film he noticed that the book's pages had begun to develop in the daylight and ooze with mould. Incredibly, with the passage of time each page had begun to throw up impressions of so many more unceremoniously flattened fairies, attacked by Lady C in old age - actually the truth being that the old dear had mostly missed and thus the pages reveal bits of fairy and the odd old one. Froud, disgusted, guilty, and not a little frightened, posted the book back immediately. The Cottington archivist opened the parcel and rushed, breathlessly, to the publisher once more. This extraordinary 10 3/4th anniversary publication is the result. DVD to include previously unreleased material from the Cottington Archive: a Pressed Fairy art gallery, interviews with Brian, Terry and Ari Berk and 5 minute filmed interview with Lady Cottington. DVD to be produced by Imaginosis. Nearly 3 million sales worldwide A new look for an old favourite, original edtn ISBN 1-85793-336-2 Contains new DVD with previously unreleased material (and pressed fairy) Companion to forthcoming Lady Cottington's Letters (October 2005)
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one of the diary entries.

Linsy Oooh, pretty! 3w
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one of the faeries.

Literary.Gem37 Wow. This is great 3w
tournevis I love that book. Did your copy have a window cling? 3w
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Book 135 of 2019

What a strange cool book. It reads like diary entries with illustrations of fairies. It is supposed to be a true diary of Lady Cottington and her real account of the faeries. Very interesting.

Linsy Stacked! 3w
marleed Oh I have this book! When my kids were young and saw this on my shelves the illustrations fascinated and scared them - like fairytale pornography or something! 3w
tournevis I love it! One of my favourites! 3w
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Shaneyney
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Remember the old story of a British girl who saw real fairies and took pictures of them? Well this book is making fun of that. This is the journal of a little girl who is studying the fairies, and pressing them between the pages of the book like flowers. You must have a sense of humor because their are lots of drawing of squished fairies, but I found it quite amusing. 😈

Curiouser_and_curiouser Oh! I have this!! My mum gave it to me when I was a teen cos I loved/love faeries. Lovely book, shocked my little girls when I showed them, lol! 5mo
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tournevis
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1️⃣ Anything but suburban. ZZZzzzZZZzzz
2️⃣ Forests.
3️⃣ Trekking.
4️⃣ Cabin.
5️⃣ It takes place outdoors.
@wanderinglynn #hellothursdy #outdooredition

wanderinglynn I love a good forest. 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! ⛺️ 9mo
tournevis @wanderinglynn Don't get me wrong, I love the sea. But there is something about the boreal forest, especially the smell, that's just a cut above. 9mo
wanderinglynn And there‘s always something magical about a forest too. The ocean has its own magic, but forests to me are more so than the ocean. 9mo
tournevis @wanderinglynn Yup yup yup. 9mo
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As I have seen my dream of starting a Little Free Library and/or a Boîte à livre anywhere in my city dwindle to nothing, I have decided to join The Book Fairies movement. I have books to give, to liberate from my shelves, and darn it, I'm gonna do it. So there.

kellyann28 This is a sweet idea! 14mo
tournevis @kellyann28 Love it! 14mo
Reviewsbylola I love this idea. 14mo
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tournevis @Reviewsbylola Very inexpensive too 14mo
TheReadingMermaid I'm a #BookFairy too!!! 🧚 14mo
tracey38 I've always wanted to have a Free Little Library. But this idea sounds wonderful. 14mo
CarolynM Love this program! 14mo
tournevis @tracey38 Eminently less expensive. @CarolynM I'm happy to have stumbled upon them. 14mo
MaGoose There's also www.bookcrossing.com . I love the Little Free Libraries around my area. I'll have to check out this too. 13mo
tournevis @MaGoose I've heard of it, vaguely, but it did not sound like it fit as well as Book Fairies. 13mo
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After my paranormal phase I moved on to faeries. I have soooo many books on the subject. Here are a selection of my favourites. 1 of 4.

This one is hilarious! Actual real life faeries squashed between every page with 'hand written' entries. The illustrations are irreverent but, like everything thing Brian Froud is responsible for, utterly wonderful.

Ravengoewin I love that book. My mother had a copy when I was in high school. It‘s such a fun read. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💗 2y
lahousewyfe If you go for faeries, have you read "Little, Big" by John Crowley? 2y
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readingjedi @lahousewyfe No, I haven't but I've just stacked it! It sounds amazing. 2y
tournevis I have this one and love it. Fun fact, my copy for some reason had two pressed fairies window clings in it and I gave one to my sister who has moved it from appartement to house to appartement for more than a decade. 2y
ReadingRover This sounds great!!! I need to get it! 2y
Expandingbookshelf It‘s so pretty 🤤 2y
rather_be_reading 😍😍 1y
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I always have and always will #believe in fairies. #jubilantjuly

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cpreja
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A few pictures from the inside...
#riotgram
#journals/notebooks

readordierachel Those are fabulous! 2y
EllieDottie That is amazing!! 2y
TrishB Where do we get them?! 💗 2y
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cpreja @TrishB You can find the book online at Amazon. Looks like this version of the journal is collectible and somewhat pricey (who knew?) But there are other versions out there that are more reasonably priced 2y
398.2 This is beautiful! Are you going to write in it? 2y
readinginthedark Brian Froud! ❤️ 2y
rather_be_reading 😍😍 1y
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I don't journal much anymore but I do love my Lady Cottingron's Pressed Fairy Journal! This book cracks me up!
#riotgram
#journals/notebooks

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josie281
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Sick and #somethingpretty for #riotgrams because this book is amazing

Paperback.Propensity Haha love it. I love Froud's work 3y
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josie281
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Day 24: Classic Movie Monster

I do not partake in scary.

But GOBLINS are found in scary movies, right!?! 😱 👻 🎥

This book is one of my all time favorites. If you do not own a copy, go get one.

#octphotochallenge #moviemonster @LibrarianRyan

Riveted_Reader_Melissa OMG Hahahaha, that pressed fairy image is something else! 3y
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Bookish illustrations make me happy