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: 825

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

Lady Cottington s Pressed Fairy

Each monthly spread features a watercolor reproduction of Brian Froud's interpretation of a "pressed fairy", as found in Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, as well as writer Terry Jones' whimsical and humorous "fairy holidays".

Author: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN: 0740709607

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Full-color, saddle stitched, 12 month wall calendar, sold shrinkwrapped with stiffener. Each monthly spread features a watercolor reproduction of Brian Froud's interpretation of a "pressed fairy", as found in Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, as well as writer Terry Jones' whimsical and humorous "fairy holidays".
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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

View: 783

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