This is not a cute title about photogenic fairies but a comprehensive attempt to map all the different manifestations of the “Fair Folk”. In our modern world we are usually disconnected from these other realities but I believe it’s important to be aware of fairies and how they might interact with us. It’s full of history, folklore, stories and sound advice on the blessings, and the dangers, they offer. You risk being labeled as mad for taking an interest in these things, but there are so many stories of encounters that date back centuries. The author poignantly recounts also that she has seen some things so beautiful that everything in mortal life can seem a pale shadow in comparison.
264pp, 216 x 143 mm, Paperback, 2017, RRP £12.99
Code: 280201 Cygnus Price: £9.99