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Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 13. Oktober 1994


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  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 64 Seiten
  • Verlag: Pavilion Books; Auflage: 1st Edition (13. Oktober 1994)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 1857933362
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857933369
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 30,4 x 23,6 x 2 cm
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  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 82.297 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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This is a reproduction of the diary of Lady Angelica Cottingham, which features pressed garden fairies. Or rather the psychic images of the fairies, who quickly turned it into a game, where they leapt between the closing pages in an effort to outdo each other to produce the most outrageous poses. The book claims to be the facsimile edition of the notebook of Lady Cottington who, it is said, took the infamous photograph of a group of fairies that was authenticated by Conan Doyle, but later discredited. She was determined to prove the existence of fairies and began to capture them between the pages of her notebook, in which she had previously pressed wild flowers. This is a record of the fairies she caught, and of the disruptive influence they had on her otherwise sheltered life.

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Terry Jones is a writer, actor and director best known for his membership of the Monty Python team. He has also written a number of children's books for Pavilion, including Fantastic Stories, which won the children's vote in the 1992 Smarties Prize, and The Knight and the Squire. He lives in London. Brian Froud is a popular and highly acclaimed artist whose imaginative portrayals of fantasy worlds and people in particular are recognized He lives in Devon. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Tina Carioca am 29. Januar 2011
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Dieses Buch ist nicht für Kinder, bringt Erwachsene aber in die Kindheit zurück. Die Idee, dass Feen in dem Buch "festgeklatscht" werden, ist einfach herrlich. Die Ausgabe ist außerdem super schön, Farben, Bund, Umschlag; sehr zu empfehlen, auch als Geschenk. In dieser Ausgabe ist hinten noch eine DVD drin, muss aber ehrlich gestehen, dass ich sie mir nie angesehen habe. Das Buch reicht mir völlig aus... :-)
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Melody O am 20. September 2013
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Sehr böses Buch für alle Liebhaber des Mystischem und des englischen Humors -
(oder für alle Feenhasser). Mit realem Hintergrund und herrlich gepressten Elfen, Feen
und was in Britischen geheimnisvollen Gärten noch so rumfleucht und nicht schnell genug war ...

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5 von 7 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Ein Kunde am 29. September 2004
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Dieses Buch entspringt einer Zauberwelt. Ich war wahrlich keine Feenanbeterin, aber seit diesem aussergewöhnlichen Buch...Und ich glaube seitdem an Liebe auf den zweiten Blick. Wieso nur beim Zweiten? Weil man im ersten Moment verblüfft ist. Und dann fasziniert. Ein wunderschönes Geschenk für sich selbst und Leute, die ein bisschen Verzauberung gebrauchen können.
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Faeries Beware! 1. September 2000
Von MistressOfDoom - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
Brian Froud is my favorite fantasy illustrator to start with. I fell in love with his book 'Faeries' back in the 70's...I am very fond of the work of his co-illustrator on that project, Alan Lee, as well. But pair Brian's brilliant art with the writing of ex Monty Pythoner Terry Jones and the result is a hilarious book that actually had me laughing out loud. Brian's lovely watercolors of shocked looking faeries (I was lucky enough to see some of his original work for the following book "Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells" this summer) pressed between the pages of the spirited Miss Cottington's journal like hapless wildflowers is just too much...and the Lady's description of the events leading up to each...er...pressing make for a thoroughly enjoyable romp. While definately not for small kids, I recommend it to anyone with a slightly grim sense of humor and a love of fantasy.
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My Wings are all soggy with Milk ! 8. Mai 2002
Von Marc Cabir Davis - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
This book is perhaps the most twisted journal out there. I remember discovering it years ago and had forgotten about it since then, only to be redirected to it recently whilst perusing Brian Froud's website. Contrary to what many people think, I do think that this is a book for both adults and children alike, and though there is definitely some adult subject matter, its not something that should keep you from sharing it with your offspring.
The book is a reproduction of a journal kept by Angelica Cottington. Angelica can see fairies, and while she is at first surprised by their presence, she wastes no time in whisking out a journal and trapping fairies within the pages. These 'pressed fairies' are the book's centerpiece. While this may seem a cruel thing to many, Angelica does not seem to feel much remorse until much later in her life, but after a horrendous spell of being teased and mocked by goblins, she takes to pressing fairies with a vengeance once again. This is all positively delightful.
Angelica is obviously thought of as a retarded little specimen by her family and friends, but this only gives her a certain warped magnetism. Indeed, throughout the book, it is clear that a large number of men are interested in Angelica - these portions are rather graphic in their suggestiveness, and things are left open-ended. It is not clear if Angelica is molested or abused by these people, but the way she flees England for Italy due to one particularly painful encounter is hint enough that theres more going on that we aren't told about.
As is with every Froud book, the art is spectacular. The fairies we are told, aren't really 'pressed'. Even though they are momentarily captured, they have a way of leaving their psychic impressions behind on paper. So while you do see pictures of fairies in pain at being stamped on paper, be sure that they have managed to escape. However, what is more intriguing, is that Angelica never did understand this concept. The fairies themselves attempt to tell her, but she doesn't get it. After she passed away, the makers of the book finally announced that the fairies were actually extremely interested in being pressed, as Angelica had unwittingly started a new sport in the fairy community.
The version of the book on sale here is the hardcover edition, and is not either the Turner edition nor the Barnes and Noble edition. I have found that of all the subsequent reprintings, the original Turner edition and its second reprint, have the best colors and printing. There is also a paperback version, and a new small-sized version available. Personally, I think that the best way to enjoy the book is in this oversized hardcover version.
There were two sequels to this book, though they are long out of print. Online stores in Britain still carry them, though. One is the 'Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Journal', which was a diary that you could maintain, with blank pages to fill in, consisting of art on the side from the original Pressed Fairy Book. There is also the 'Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells' book which is written by Angelica's brother Quentin. This book deals, in a very scientific manner, with the stains that fairies leave behind when they are pressed. People have said that this book is rather gross and dependant on 'toilet humor' and that it lacks the delicacy of the original.
I certainly do love books of this sort. They are revolutionary because they break new ground in terms of creativity. And while there are numerous books of this sort now in the market, I think its rather obvious that none hold a candle to the beauty, charm, and wit of 'Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book'.
If you enjoyed this, you would also enjoy 'The Faeries' Oracle' by Jessica Macbeth and Brian Froud. For more information on Lady Cottington and to make a buying decision, please visit [URL]
Highly recommended.
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Cute fun plus some "ew, yuck." 1. Dezember 2004
Von wiredweird - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
Lady Cottington kept a journal from the time she was a child, in 1895, until 1910. During that time, she captured many of her thoughts between those pages. Her thoughts were the least of what was caught.

As a quiet and innocent child, she would sit in the garden. If she was quiet enough, the garden fairies would come out. They would hover in front of her, over the book in her lap, and

SNAP. The book slammed shut on the fairy, leaving colored fairy-goosh on the two facing pages.

We are assured that (a few unfortunate cases notwithstanding) that the fairies were not hurt in the process and left only a psychic impression. Still, there's a queasy macabre sense about the book's premise.

It's illustrated by Brian Froud, so you know it's good. It's written by Terry Jones, a Monty Python alumnus, so you know it's funny. That's about it: good and funny. Enjoy!

//wiredweird
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Uproarious read, not for the faint hearted. 12. April 2001
Von Ein Kunde - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
This book is absolutely hysterical, and is well worth the short time it takes to read. It spans the lifetime, (from a girl the age of 6) of Lady Cottington, the infamous child in the much speculated and debated fairy photo from the early 1900's that essentially started the 'fairy craze.' However, this book gives Lady Cottingtons life, and antics a very mobid, yet extrememly entertaining twist. It has become a wicked habit of hers, capturing (Slamming!) the trusting fairies that visit her in her fairy book, and keeping them. The book reads like a diary, and is handwritten, spanning early childhood to later years in her life, and details the many events,and prediciments her ability to see fairy's has gotten her into. The story itself is undeniably sharp, creative and even a bit sexual. For anyone who loves a brief outrageous read, mixing real history with fantastical elements, this book is for you!
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No fairies were killed or injured in the making of this book 8. Juni 2004
Von "silverrainbow" - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
... so decrees the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Fairies in the opening note from the publisher.
This book is utterly charming and I regard it as a piece of art. The pages are "impressed" with the images of the fairies along with "handwritten notes" from her diary. Written by Terry Jones, a former member of the Monty Python troupe, this book captures the imagination and takes you to a place where fairies exist, not only in your imagination but on the pages of this ancient "diary". The jacket of the book is puffed out and the pages are a nice heavy weight and near the back of the book is the most adorable surprise. This book is a must have for any fairy collector or Froud fan.
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