Synopses & Reviews
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 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...ah the fairies...they too have done their part, sprinkling magic and mayhem throughout.
Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Letters, a facsimile reproduction of Lady Cottington's original volume, combines the nutty artistry of the first two Lady Cottington books with delightful novelty components. Containing "actual" letters, invoices for "spiritual services," a fairy Valentine, an invitation from Alice Liddell to tea, and more, this newest interactive addition to the Lady Cottington series is the most innovative to date.
More smashed fairies in celebration of Lady Cottington's 10 anniversary!
About the Author
Brian Froud is an award-winning illustrator, author, and fairy authority. His books include international best sellers Faeries, with Alan Lee, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, with Monty Python's Terry Jones, Lady Cottington's Fairy Album, and The Faeries Oracle. He also served as the conceptual designer on Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. He lives in Devon, England.Ari Berk is a folklorist, poet, and scholar of literature, ethnography, iconography, and comparative myth. He is also the author of scholarly studies as well as popular titles for children and adults, most notably Abrams' The Runes of Elfland and Goblins! (with Brian Froud). Dr. Berk is an assistant professor of English at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant.