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The Fairies: Photographic Evidence of the Existence of Another World [Hardcover]

Suza Scalora
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (29 Nov 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060282347
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060282349
  • Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 19.9 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,305,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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After mysteriously receiving a copy of an old manuscript, an archeologist sets off around the world to photograph and document the existence of a variety of fairies.

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The following morning, I went to the library and studied every book I could find on fairies. Read the first page
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite photography, but... 4 Mar 2003
Format:Hardcover
Having been brought up on Arthur Rackham and, more latterly, Brian Froud, I have always been fascinated by the myth and folklore around Faerie. Whilst I accept that I have been spoiled by the aforementioned, I admit to being a little disappointed by what, to all intents and purposes, should be a faultless collection of ethereal imagery.
The photography is stunning, although modern photo-manipulation software may have played a part, and there was some suggestion of the authors girlfriends and/or young relatives "dressing up" for the camera with lashings of fern fronds and green body paint.
I found the stories surrounding each "encounter" rang a little contrived, lacking the humour of Froud or the authority of a good storyteller, as if, having taken the nice picture, the author had to try and explain it. Whilst sweet in a family album, I actually tired of the words. This was, then, a missed opportunity to inform us more of Faerie.
Having said that, the pictures are nicely atmospheric enough and, if scanned, would make a pleasant enough archive for dressing up your web pages! Details of the actual locations may have enhanced the book and would certainly have had me out and about, if only to catch sight of some rather attractive lasses having fun in t'woods!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars special 28 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
... I had to buy it. The beauty of this book is its modernity. Most fairy books dwell on the ancient, but this is very beautiful and modern, well worth owning.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars quite deceiving 19 Aug 2003
Format:Hardcover
The photos look like a mix between a cosmetics advertisement and a flyer. This is really not about fairies! :-(
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Suza and Me 21 Mar 2006
Format:Hardcover
Suza Scalora has been accross the world to photograph every fairie she could find. It's an amazing book with unbeliveable pictures. Any one who loves spiderwick will love this! It also helps you so when you want to lure or drive away a fairie.Buy this book and u will be astounded. I read it in one night then i took it into school the next day and i started a craze that went round the class! I love this book if u like faries there's nothing else you could possibly want than this book you better get saving up otherwise they'll be none left chop chop!!!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Enchanting! 22 Dec 1999
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Format:Hardcover
I stumbled upon one of Scalora's fairies on the internet and then began my quest to find out how to get the book! I received it today and it's better than i ever imagined. The fairies are equisite and each comes with its own tale of how it was lured and where it can be found. I'm captivated by it. The photography is exquisite and you just want it to go on forever! I hope that this is the first of many Scalora fairy offerings! BRILLIANT for all Fairy lovers!
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