Do fairies exist or are they figments of the imagination?
This book, a playful mixture of 'reality' and fantasy, will
charm even the most sceptical of readers...
photographing a broken-down cottage in a shady forest, architect
Cathryn Thomlinson stumbles upon a seventeenth-century manuscript
hidden under the crumbling floorboards. Intrigued by the references
to 'fairies', Cathryn eagerly deciphers the text, but finds
it to be the ramblings of an old woman, Good Dame Kellerman,
who claimed to have discovered a fairy realm within the forest.
when Cathryn's film is developed, she is astonished to see
small creatures with sprouting wings, glancing mischievously
at her from the photographs.
In the Forest Fey presents us with Kellerman's extraordinary
journal, illustrated with ethereal photos of the fairies,
documenting the history and everyday lives of the beautiful
beings that, unbeknownst to humans, inhabit our world alongside
us. This remarkable series of tales begins with the creation
of the fairies and their realm, and follows the escapades
of individual fairies and the clans to which they belong.
This unique book evokes a world of romance, innocence and
heroism, where tales of immortal beings sit alongside stunning,
dreamlike images of the fairies in their forest.
inspired by the 1917 Cottingley fairies photographs, In
the Forest Fey is a bit of a strange release. I wasn't
sure which idea had come first - the taking of pictures of
models doctored to look like fairies, or Kellerman's journal.
scale is also all over the place on the photos. But, as a
rule, most of the fairies appear to be human sized. So, I
can quite honestly state that the male models look like big
fairies... because they are. To be honest the fairy pictures
all started to get a bit too cutesy-poos a little too quickly.
And I soon found myself wishing that there were other images
as well to add a little more diversity.
is really going to be of interest to young girls who are big
fairy tale fans. It's not really the sort of book I can imagine
capturing the imagination of many adults - but would make
a great bedtime storybook for your children.
not a bad book by any stretch of the imagination, just one
with a very narrow target audience - who will love this.
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