Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book

@celticeagle (159936)
Boise, Idaho
April 12, 2024 3:47pm CST
Have you heard of/read this book? It sounds like such fun. Who doesn't love fairies? The premise is that there was this lady, Lady Cottington, from 1800's England who had a unique interaction with fairies. She decided to press the fairies in a flower-pressing book. It is written by Terry Jones who was one of the Monty Python group. It is illustrated by Brian Froud. The fairies compete to strike the most outlandish pose. It is full of humor, art, and fantasy. These creatures are mischievous, smooshed, and flattened in different poses on the 64 pages of the book. The illustrations are inspired by the mystical Dartmoor region of England. You can google for more pictures of these little creatures. The picture is courtesy of Pinterest.
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@RebeccasFarm (86976)
• United States
13 Apr
I have seen about this book. It is fabulous isn't it? I would LOVE it love love and I mean love.
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@celticeagle (159936)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr
I may have to get one. If I knew your address..........?
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@celticeagle (159936)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Apr
@RebeccasFarm .......Hopefully not. Hope you find a place soon.
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• United States
17 Apr
@celticeagle I may not be at this address long though.
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@sallypup (58329)
• Centralia, Washington
12 Apr
That's a whimsically silly photo.
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@celticeagle (159936)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Apr
I want to get the book and look at the illustrations. It's only $10 on Thrifybooks.
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@besweet (9860)
• Ireland
12 Apr
I haven't heard about this book , it sounds interesting. Does it have a story with plot and illustrations or it is mostly illustrations?
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@celticeagle (159936)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Apr
I think it is a short story of her encounters and then the pictures make up most of the book. Not totally sure.
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@celticeagle (159936)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Apr
@besweet .......You can buy on Thriftbooks.
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@besweet (9860)
• Ireland
12 Apr
@celticeagle It seems like the book is less than $10 in US , but here I could only find it on amazon and costs 3X more. Sometimes amazon has crazy prices for books!
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@RasmaSandra (74114)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Apr
I do I do believe in fairies, I will explore this book online,
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@celticeagle (159936)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Apr
You can buy it rather inexpensively at Thriftbooks.
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@kobesbuddy (75074)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Apr
I have always enjoyed speaking and reading about fairies:) This book goes into another concept, making fairies appear to be pressed out and grotesque.
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@celticeagle (159936)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Apr
Me too! I thought this would be a great gift for someone.Some are a bit grotesque but there are some cute ones too.
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@kobesbuddy (75074)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Apr
@celticeagle I always love watching a movie about fairies, gremlins or angels.
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@celticeagle (159936)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Apr
@kobesbuddy ......Me too. Their so very cute.
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@grenery8 (3076)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
13 Apr
very nice cover. thank you for the insight of this book
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@celticeagle (159936)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr
Glad you enjoyed hearing about it.
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@grenery8 (3076)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
18 Apr
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@jstory07 (135092)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Apr
Thanks for the review that book sounds so good.
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@celticeagle (159936)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr
GLad you enjoyed it.
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@just4him (308637)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Apr
I haven't heard of it, but it sounds intriguing.
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@celticeagle (159936)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr
I thought so.
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@LindaOHio (158582)
• United States
13 Apr
Very unusual. Have a good weekend.
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@celticeagle (159936)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr
I thought so too.
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