Buy Used
£7.04
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: COVER SHOWS SIGNS OF WEAR - OTHERWISE IN GOOD CONDITION
Trade in your item
Get a £0.49
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book Hardcover – 13 Oct 1994


See all 13 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£0.25
Hardcover, 13 Oct 1994
£71.43 £4.23

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • When you trade in £15 or more you’ll receive an additional £5 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card for the next time you spend £10 or more.


Trade In this Item for up to £0.49
Trade in Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £0.49, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books; 1st edition (13 Oct. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857933362
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857933369
  • Product Dimensions: 30.4 x 23.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 119,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
July 6th 1895. Narna wuldnt bleive me. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By andyjase@dircon.co.uk on 9 Oct. 1999
Format: Hardcover
a very silly book with brilliant pictures, and terry jones stays true to form with his intellegent wit. This book can appeal to every age level, as long as you have a sense of humor and a secret belief that they are at the bottom of the garden.i think we farnhamites must!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Sept. 2002
Format: Hardcover
I first encountered this amazing book when I was 12 and I was convinced that around every tree there would be a farie, but try as I did I could not catch one, not even a goblin! I ran into Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book on Amazon a few months ago, I am now 30-odd, I had to get it! It has got to be the first book that every little girl, women and granny should consider for their library! Mystical, funny, naughty but nice, childish and deadley serious! It is a must have for anyone who relishes the idea of blaming everything on the faries! I personally do not believe they are drawing at all!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sarah VINE VOICE on 3 Nov. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I was given this book for Christmas and i have to say i left it to one side for a long while before deciding to read it. I thought it would be too childish to entertain me for very long. I was incorrect in this assumption, i started to read the book and didn't stop until i'd finished! The descriptions given by "Lady Cottington" are disturbingly amusing from the point of view of the fairies, and from the Lady herself! Some of the pictures had me crying with laughter. A definite recommendation for those of us with a warped sense of humour.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By vf41vixen@hotmail.com on 9 Jan. 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book is such a wonder to own, the detailed paintings of the fairies mixed with the fantastic colours really do take your breath away.
I own both this book plus the handbag size version and the journal and all are a pleasure to own.
If you like these you will love the goblins companion as well.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Zoe Louise on 24 Jun. 2010
Format: Hardcover
An AMAZING book for any girl/woman of any age, I read this book as a child and was devastated when I couldn't find it to show someone, so I ordered this one and several others by the same publisher. These books are amazing and would make a perfect present, they take you in to a fairy tale with drawings and sketches. Just an amazing unusual book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Greenwell on 1 Aug. 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I first spotted this book back in the mid 90's, and I've been meaning to buy it ever since. I finally got around to buying it recently, and I was not disappointed.

The book is full of off-the-wall humour, and beautiful illustrations. However, I would caution anyone from letting it get into the hands of the very young, as some of the pictures are a bit on the 'Adult' side. (lots of semi-nude faeries)

I would recommend this book to anyone who's ever believed (or wanted to believe) in faeries. After reading this book, I now intend to get the other Pressed Fairy books that Brian Froud has written. (although I do already own The Goblin Companion - which is also excellent)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. van Oosten on 31 May 2010
Format: Hardcover
I bought this issue for a friend. It is a true and comical work of art. The idea alone: a young girl literally 'printing' faeries by smashing them between the pages of her book, is wonderful, original and very funny.

I highly recommend this work.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Kerry Dunn on 15 April 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you love fairies like I do, this is a must for your collection. The illustrations are beautiful and funny, the story is enchanting.

The cover is slightly padded which just adds to it's charm.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Look for similar items by category


Feedback