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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightfully humorous as the Cottington saga continues, 27 Nov. 2002
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This review is from: Lady Cottington's Fairy Album (Hardcover)
Once again another item from the Cottington archives has been rediscovered and given fairy "authentication" by Brian Froud, the renowned illustrator. The book itself is designed to look like an Edwardian photograph album and has that worn appearance associated with antique books, along with the sepia photographs inside. The whole concept and the artwork is amazing and Froudians (the name for fans of Froud) should definitely have this book in their collection.
The book takes us through pictures and writings from Euphemia Cottington and the young Angelica, Lady Cottington, of the first book; each telling us in an unconscious way more about the story as the pages progress. Each page contains squashed fairies as they proceed to interfere and do their utmost to corrupt our heroine, the virtuous Angelica Cottington.
For those who have the first book, the humour is less Monty Pythonesque and grotesque in this one (the absence of Terry Jones' pantomime dame type of writing is apparent). However, it is replaced by the more subtle and ironic humour of Mr Froud and his wife Wendy, writing together. This gives the story much more depth and focuses us rather more on empathy for the characters. I hope the saga will continue.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Froud Freaks will love it...!, 24 Feb. 2004
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This review is from: Lady Cottington's Fairy Album (Hardcover)
Lovely squashy cover!
The humour is definately lacking Terry Jones but it's worth grabbing for your Froud collection.
Read it to the kids and watch them squirm every time you SNAP! the book closed...Ha, Ha...!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant book! Funny but quite poignant at the end, 1 Jun. 2015
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A brilliant book! Funny but quite poignant at the end. I would recommend that before you read this one you read Lady Cottingham's Pressed Fairy Book and last of all Lady Cottingham's Pressed Fairy letters. All of them are very funny but definitely not for children. Beautifully illustrated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book., 8 May 2014
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I Loved the book it is beautifully illustrated and a really imaginative idea of pressing fairies. I would like the first book of the pressed fairy's as this book is I think the last one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not purchsed for me, 20 July 2013
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But for number two girlchild, who graciously allowed me to glance through it, it's completely charming and there are worse books to find on a sprog's bookshelf.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good present, 20 July 2009
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I bought this as a gift for someone and they loved it. beautifully illustrated and entertaining. If you like the rest of Frouds work you won't be disappointed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lady Cottinghams Fairy albumn, 2 Jan. 2012
Excellent, I have all the set in this range and love the way it is illustrated and presented. It is one i read/ lookat time and time again
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