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Brian and Wendy Froud's The Pressed Fairy Journal of Madeline Cottington
Brian and Wendy Froud's The Pressed Fairy Journal of Madeline Cottington | Wendy Froud
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Renowned artist/author duo Brian and Wendy Froud present, for the first time, the backstory of Cottington Hall and its intriguing inhabitants: the Cottington family and the faeries living among them. The rise and fall of this eccentric British family gives us humorous, and sometimes tragic, glimpses into how the Cottingtons became inexorably entwined with the faeries during the late 19th and 20th centuries. When a descendant, Maddi, visits the Cottingtonss 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.
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the Froud‘s are involved in the new “Dark Crystal. Darn skippy! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UMRz6Hfjelo

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I do like the images in the book, but the over all story is cliched and uninteresting. It didn't really suck me at all or leave me wondering. The book ends on bit of a cliffhanger, but the build up to it was kind of meh. I did really enjoy the artwork of the book though.

tournevis Does your copy have a fairy cling to put in your window? Mine does! 🧚‍♂️🧚‍♀️🧚 10mo
Patchshank @tournevis No. I got mine on sale as an ebook. I bet the window cling is pretty though. I really liked their art. 10mo
tournevis @Patchshank The fact you got it as an ebook may be a factor here, because the book is meant to be a facsimile and it feels different in hard copy. Much more immersive. Also, cling. 10mo
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Patchshank @tournevis I don't think it would have done much to improve the story itself. But you could be right. This could be one of those many times actual books prove to be better than ebooks. 10mo
tournevis @Patchshank I'm fairly certain, in this case at least. 10mo
readinginthedark That's too bad; I usually love Froud's work! Well...as an artist. I guess I haven't read any of his books. 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying it here so far 📖💙 10mo
bookseller_cate Welcome to Litsy! 10mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!! 10mo
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Sometimes I like to torture myself by walking through a bookstore and picking up every book that has been recommended to me or catches my eye and pretend I'm going to buy them all.

StellarDoc There are two copies of The Wrath and the Dawn because I've been looking for it since June, and will probably buy it tonight. But I need to decide whether I want to pay a few dollars more for the less cheesy cover of the hardcover. 3y
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Whimsical & delightful text by Wendy Froud & illust by Brian Froud. A mix of fairy art, ephemera, photographs, journal entries & letters tell the story of 17yo Maddi discovering her legacy as a Cottington.
Perfect for fans of the Frouds, fairies, and wonderfully eccentric ancestors.
Full review (with a few short quotes) on my blog. Available for pre-order, hb or ebook, with a release date of Sept 27, 2016.
Won in a Goodreads first reads giveaway.

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