Synopses & Reviews
The Ultimate Fairies Handbook is a magical, visual feast of glowing book illustrations, dramatic woodcuts, delicate line drawings, exquisite paintings - all celebrating the shimmering, glimmering glory of fairies.
It is also a modern classic - a must-have addition to every fairy enthusiasts library. Choose this benchmark volume as the ultimate fairy book to own - and discover a blend of folklore, legend, history, poetry and literature that is comprehensive, quirky, knowledgable and deeply satisfying.
This is a brilliantly concieved, highly informative exploration of fairy activities, legends, and haunts. Whether they are roaming in forests, caves, oceans, rivers, fairy kingdoms and palaces, flowers or trees, fairies or always up to something - dancing, making music, flying, playing, plotting, weaving spells and enhantments, making mischief, or simply being helpful and healing.
Author Susannah Marriot explores every aspect of fairy lore, fairies, elves, sprites, sylphs, pixies and other magical beings, and delivers a spell-binding account of fairy realms with a narrative touch as light as a fairy wand. She takes the reader on an exciting voyage through the secret places of a hidden world.
A brilliant exploration of fairy life, activities, legends and haunts. It covers fairies, sprites, sylphs, pixies and other magical beings. Richly illustrated, this a feast of breathtaking illustrations.
About the Author
Susannah Marriot is a UK
based writer with a special interest in fairies, art and literature. She has recently moved from London
, a renowned fairy-kingdom in its own right, and home of the famous Cornish "piskie". Her work has appeared in magazines and newspapers including Weekend Guardian, Daily Record, She and Junior (named "hot author" December 2004). She has also broadcasted on BBC Radio 4.