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At last, Lady Angelica Cottington returns, in this mysterious and hilarious sequel to Brian Froud's huge international hit Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. In this quirky and seductive new volume, 15-year-old Angelica stumbles on an annotated photo album belonging to her long-dead sister, Euphemia. The revelations within tell of fairy enchantments, wanton romance, andAt last, Lady Angelica Cottington returns, in this mysterious and hilarious sequel to Brian Froud's huge international hit Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. In this quirky and seductive new volume, 15-year-old Angelica stumbles on an annotated photo album belonging to her long-dead sister, Euphemia. The revelations within tell of fairy enchantments, wanton romance, and bawdy trysts. Angelica responds to the album in true character, and her fits of fairy pressings and squashings instigate terrible (if weirdly entertaining) consequences.Along with its mysterious tale of Cottington family deviance, this extraordinary artefact offers near-indisputable evidence of the existence of fairies in the form of letters and never-before-published Victorian photographs of actual fairies, authenticated by Brian Froud, the Cottington Archive, and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Fairies. Fairies defiant, fairies au naturel, and, of course, fairies squashed: they're all here. Without doubt, Lady Cottington's Fairy Album will radically alter the study of the fairies' hereto-fore-secret world....

Title : Lady Cottington's Fairy Album
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ISBN : 9780810932944
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 65 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Lady Cottington's Fairy Album Reviews

  • Peggy
    2019-04-19 12:53

    Way back in 1994 Brian Froud and Terry Jones got together and created Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book, which was an immediate hit (and a huge bestseller). Their faux-Victorian book of various smashed, crushed, and smooshed fairies was a delight ­ wonderful pictures by Froud and hysterical text by Jones. A Pressed Fairy Journal followed in 1996, and then both went out of print and became scarcer than hen’s teeth. A paperback version of the original book was released in 2001 and it garnered a whole new set of fans. And now, at last, Lady Cottington is back and it’s well worth the wait. The original book was a lark, with Froud’s hilarious pictures highlighting Jones’s tale of a VERY proper Victorian lady beset by naughty fairies. This book has the same antic artwork, and is undeniably funny in places, but it’s something more, too. The book purports to be a newly discovered photo album by Angelica Cottington’s older sister Euphemia (who is referred to just once, as Effie, in the original book) with later commentary by Angelica. Euphemia’s story and photos unfold on the left side of the book; Angelica’s commentary and fairy victims appear on the right. The two stories come together in a letter at the end which we get to see and which Angelica presumably did not and the effect is surprising and poignant and leads you to think about this book long after it has ended. The funny stuff I expected; the other stuff I didn’t, and the book is much stronger than you might expect because of it. Froud has pulled off the near impossible: a sequel that not only equals the original, but surpasses it. The packaging is gorgeous, from the textured cover to the beautiful endpapers. The artwork, both the photos and the drawings, is first-rate but the true heart of this book is the story, which manages to amuse and surprise in equal measure

  • Wayne Farmer
    2019-03-31 13:48

    As with the previous books, this is a beautifully presented faux-victorian book with some wonderful pressed fairies stuck between its pages! Mildly humorous story but the artwork is funnier!

  • Velvetea
    2019-04-12 13:00

    Fantastic~ imaginative beyond all reason. Each page is unique~ Brian Froud's illustrations are unmatched, and the book is an interactive experience besides! It's too adorable for words. .

  • Lisa
    2019-04-14 10:17

    I just wasn't a fan of the big bottomed and oddly posed illustrated faeries that jumped off the page right atcha face. Some of the photo renderings of faeries were well done, but most were too real-ish human-looking. I thought I was looking at photos of someone's sister or cousin. The text didn't draw me in like I thought it would. Maybe I'm getting too old.

  • Jason Presser
    2019-04-11 12:08

    Great story and the artwork is incredible. Beautiful and funny and irreverent are hard to find together, but thats here!! Again another of my guilty pleasures. This is a book you keep and re-read many, many times...

  • Stevie
    2019-03-31 07:53

    I received this book as a birthday gift 2 years ago. I'm an art lover and I love Brian Frouds work and enjoyed the storyline of the book and the ending intrigued me. It's one of my most treasured books

  • Jessica
    2019-04-05 10:11

    Interesting, not amazing but a fun, quick read. Silly at times with a few laughs but I think it would have been better if I had read the other books as well.

  • Andrea
    2019-04-06 16:12

    I was very releived to know that no faries were harmed in the making of this album!! Once I quit looking at the illustrations and read the story, I found is very cute and a touch sad.

  • Corinne
    2019-03-26 09:15

    I liked this book better; added an extra star here so I could receive new release info from this author.

  • David Edmonds
    2019-04-23 14:07

    What started out as what I assume to be a bit of comic relief, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, and its subsequent volumes, turned into something of its own fairy tale. Through each volume, we gain a little more insight into the world of Angelica Cottington, who masters the art of pressing fairies in her books, to preserve them and show the world the truth. I give each book 4 stars, but really, the second book is what brings the three volumes together as something more than whimsy.The first book, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, I'm quite sure was meant nothing more than a bit of humor. We follow the adventures of Lady Cottington as a small girl as she begins to notice the fairies around her and as she discovers the pressing technique to preserve them in her books. In Lady Cottington's Fairy Album we learn a little more of Lady Cottington's heritage, and this is where I think the series, while still deep in it's whimsical foundations, takes a turn for the more "serious." With Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Letters, we are presented with letters from the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Rasputin, Houdini, Helen Keller and more, as Lady Cottington continues her journey of discovery.The artwork throughout remains consistently humorous, with each fairy pressing more ridiculous than the last. A truly unique reading experience.

  • Helena
    2019-04-19 16:07

    My eight year old daughter received this book as a gift recently and I was flipping through the gorgeous drawings and noticed that some of the fairies within were nude. After seeing that I thought I'd better read this before my daughter does.Spoiler: I don't think this book is appropriate for an eight year old. It's clever and pretty and oh so appealing to a little girl, but it deals with a very adult situation. Cleverly, very cheekily, but an adult situation nonetheless. Having said that, I don't know if an eight year old would really catch on to what happens (nutshell: young girl is naughty, gets knocked up, goes away with her mom for a while and comes back with a miraculous new baby 'sister' which is all revealed in the end). I imagine the eight year old may have some uncomfortable questions after reading this and if you're prepared to answer them? Well, then this book'll do fine. I found the ending quite sad. Plus there's all that violence towards fairies- but on the plus side- really beautiful artwork, cool photos, and it's quite well written. A unique little book overall.

  • Jane
    2019-04-01 07:49

    Good companion to Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. The story started out slow, but picked up and had a great ending. It took me awhile to realize that one side were of Euphemia's entries and not Angelica's (Euphemia is Angelica's sister--the Lady Cottington). The artwork is similar to the Pressed Fairy Book with the addition of Euphemia's photographs--and nothing in comparison to some of Brian Froud's other works.

  • Dami (Damiellar)
    2019-03-24 11:47

    The pressed fairy book always appealed to me (I even remember the bookstore I was in the first time I saw it) so this was a natural follow on. The underlying storyline isn't childish in the least but at the time I couldn't tell.

  • Misty D
    2019-04-01 16:08

    Cute story about faeries. I would say that it isn't really child appropriate depending. There is a fair bit of nudity in the artwork. The story is very well written and the whole package is nicely displayed.

  • Emma_Rose
    2019-04-09 07:53

    this was a fantastic book. i loved the creativity it involved.

  • Jackie
    2019-03-31 13:51

    I love the idea of this book, even if the "reading" of it was not exactly enveloping.

  • Kim Clune
    2019-03-30 16:04

    Another darling and fantastical creation by Brian Froud. I loved poring over the pages of the first Pressed Fairy Book and the Pressed Fairy Album had quite a surprise bundled inside as well!

  • Alissa Gabriel
    2019-04-18 09:11

    I love the naughtiness!

  • Elizabeth
    2019-04-08 13:15

    Beautiful artwork and funny story. Lovely read

  • Suzanne
    2019-04-19 08:48

    I love anything Brian Froud, and was pleased to find this. I hadn't realized before that it was different from the Pressed Fairy Album.

  • Amira El-Hashem
    2019-04-21 09:02

    So much fun! I really need to read more.

  • Sarah Schantz
    2019-04-03 15:13

    Exquisite fun.

  • Faefae
    2019-04-01 13:05

    Brian Froud is one of the best artist out there.....I could never get tired of looking at his creations♥

  • midnightfaerie
    2019-04-20 11:02

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  • Iroquois
    2019-03-31 13:17

    got it through ILL. wasn't worth the trouble :(

  • Brianna
    2019-04-16 12:50

    I greatly enjoyed the parallel stories between Euphemia and Angelica. Really well done and a lot of fun.

  • Shonna Froebel
    2019-03-24 08:53

    Not inspiring

  • Dawn
    2019-04-18 12:56

    Great book, love the art work.

  • Tracey-anne McCartney
    2019-03-30 08:50

    Fun. :o)

  • Denise
    2019-04-21 13:05