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Traveller's Guide To Fairy Sites : The Landscape and Folklore of Fairyland In England, Wales and Scotland: 8 Paperback – 26 Aug 2004
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About the Author
Janet Bord has lived in rural North Wales for the past 30 years and is well known for writing Fairies: Real Encounter with Little People, Mazes and Labyrinths of the World, Footprints in Stone and 17 books over 25 years with her husband, Colin Bord. They, also, created the Fortean Picture Library, a pictorial archive of mysteries and strange phenomena.
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I have collected many of Janet Bord's other books and have found them to be interesting and have really enjoyed reading them.
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The book is divided into sections. Regions of England, Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man are divided up into regions. Each section gives you entry style descriptions of fairy sights in the area. At the beginning of each section is a map of the area and underneath the map is a number and the fairy sight. You can locate it on the map. I still think you will need a GPS though. After each entry is a story associated with the sight which helped make it famous. Some of the areas are in out of the way places and look pretty barren. Other area are located on Private property. The rest are easily located.
Many of the stories have common motifs. Some stories involve someone getting caught in a fairy ring and dancing in that ring for at least a year and maybe more. They are finally pulled out by some dedicated friends. Bent pins are thrown into wells as a sacrifice. Stories of changelings abound along with fairy lovers who return to fairy land after being with their husbands for a while.
The book is inspiring and makes for a quick read. If you are interested in fairies or interested in traveling to the British Isles I strong recommend reading this book.
The only thing that I believe that should have added, was sightings from Ireland, as Ireland is well known for their fairy sighting and lore.
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