The Pressed Fairy Journal of Madeline Cottington

The Pressed Fairy Journal of Madeline Cottington

Also available from Brian and Wendy Froud: Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales and Brian Froud’s Goblins: 10 1/2 Anniversary Edition. “Nobody does fantasy art like the guy who gave us The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.” —io9

Author: Brian Froud

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781613123232

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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From the preeminent fairy artist and his author wife comes the backstory of Cottington Hall and its intriguing inhabitants, both family and faeries. The rise and fall of the Cottingtons gives us humorous, and sometimes tragic, glimpses into how this eccentric British family became inexorably entwined with the faeries living among them during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. When a descendant, Maddi, visits the Cottingtons’s dilapidated hall, she finds herself caught up in a story of intrigue and mystery. While reading the letters and journals of her ancestors and discovering a wealth of inventions aimed at allowing humans to visit the fairy realm unharmed, Maddi slowly becomes aware of the faeries and their world. Also available from Brian and Wendy Froud: Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales and Brian Froud’s Goblins: 10 1/2 Anniversary Edition. “Nobody does fantasy art like the guy who gave us The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.” —io9
Categories: Fiction

Lady Cottingtons Pressed Fairy Letters

Lady Cottingtons Pressed Fairy Letters

All about fairies, these letters contain everything from wisdom to suggestions to chastisement.

Author: Brian Froud

Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited

ISBN: 9781862057081

Category: English wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 48

View: 551

All about fairies, these letters contain everything from wisdom to suggestions to chastisement. Lady Cottington has made notes in the margins not to mention smashed fairies throughout (will she ever stop this nasty habit?!) And the fairies - they too have done their part, sprinkling magic and mayhem throughout.
Categories: English wit and humor, Pictorial

Lady Cottington s Pressed Fairy Book

Lady Cottington s Pressed Fairy Book

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.

Author: Terry Jones

Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited

ISBN: 1862057001

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

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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)
Categories: Fiction

Lady Cottington s Fairy Album

Lady Cottington s Fairy Album

In a parody of the Victorian preoccupation with fairies, presents a supposed reproduction of Euphemia Cottington's photograph album, dating from the 1880's, featuring her photographs of fairies and her sister's pressed fairies.

Author: Brian Froud

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 0810932946

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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In a parody of the Victorian preoccupation with fairies, presents a supposed reproduction of Euphemia Cottington's photograph album, dating from the 1880's, featuring her photographs of fairies and her sister's pressed fairies.
Categories: Fiction

Monty Python

Monty Python

October 13, 1994 Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book (Book: Pavil- ion), written by Terry Jones with illustrations by Brian Froud, is published in the U.K. Jones and Froud, who had previously collaborated on The Goblins ofLabyrinth ...

Author: Douglas McCall

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786478118

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 391

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A chronological listing of the creative output and other antics of the members of the British comedy group Monty Python, both as a group and individually. Coverage spans between 1969 (the year Monty Python's Flying Circus debuted) and 2012. Entries include television programs, films, stage shows, books, records and interviews. Back matter features an appendix of John Cleese's hilarious business-training films; an index of Monty Python's sketches and songs; an index of Eric Idle's sketches and songs; as well as a general index and selected bibliography.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Story Cure

The Story Cure

An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise Susan Elderkin, Ella Berthoud ... not wanting to • tooth fairy, non-appearance of the tooth fairy, non-appearance of the Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book TERRY JONES, ...

Author: Susan Elderkin

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781782115281

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 476

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The stories that shape our children's lives are too important to be left to chance. With The Story Cure, bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have put together the perfect manual for grown-ups who want to initiate young readers into one of life's greatest pleasures. There's a remedy for every hiccup and heartache, whether it's between the covers of a picture book, a pop-up book, or a YA novel. You'll find old favourites like The Borrowers and The Secret Garden alongside modern soon-to-be classics by Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman and Frank Cottrell-Boyce, as well as helpful lists of the right reads to fuel any obsession - from dogs or dinosaurs, space or spies. Wise and witty, The Story Cure will help any small person you know through the trials and tribulations of growing up, and help you fill their bookshelves with adventure, insight and a lifetime of fun.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction