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Lady Cottington's Fairy Album Hardcover – October 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; annotated edition edition (October 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810932946
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810932944
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.5 x 12.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #676,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Those who prefer traditional fairies with shapely figures will snap up British artist Brian Froud's Lady Cottington's Fairy Album, the sequel to Froud's Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. A CD, Faeries: A Musical Companion to the Art of Brian Froud, will be released simultaneously.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"Those who prefer traditional fairies with shapely figures will snap up British artist Brian Froud's Lady Cottington's Fairy Album, the sequel to Froud's Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book."

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I have had LADY COTTINGTON'S PRESSED FAIRY BOOK by Terry Jones and Brian Froud for some time.
David and Louise
At the end of the book, there is a seal from a book and antique dealer who has reportedly reviewed the book in its' original form and deemed it 'worthless'!!
Marc Cabir Davis
If you're the sort who likes to get every book in a series or just a fan of Froud's non-comedic fantasy art, I highly reccomend this book.
Justin E. Jacobson

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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Marc Cabir Davis on November 13, 2002
Format: Hardcover
'Lady Cottington's Fairy Album' is in every way the sequel to 'Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book'. I have owned the original for quite a while, and news of a sequel from Brian Froud's official site was enough for me to preorder it. I've had it for a few days now and amd glad to report that its one of those rare literary pieces that seem to get better with age.
The first book introduced us to Lady Angelica Cottington, a teenager who can see and interact with fairies. Her experiences are all chronicled in gory detail, with Angelica 'pressing' fairies between pages of her diary. The end of the first book wasn't really an ending - it left the door wide open for a sequel, and thats to be expected.
This book deals with Euphemia Cottington, the sister of Angelica Cottington, who was separated from her family soon after Angelica's birth, for reasons no one seems to know. Angelica stumbles upon her sister's old diary, and she reviews each of her sister's journal entries in her OWN diary. This entire work forms 'Lady Cottington's Fairy Album'. The book has been very neatly designed. The page on the left is Euphemia's original diary entry; the page on the right contains Angelica's thoughts on what her sister had written on the opposite page. The concept is rather amazing, considering that we're actually getting TWO Fairy albums, from two different authors, but here it is. Thus it follows, page after page of diary entries by Euphemia, immediately followed by Angelica's commentary.
The background still remains pressed fairies, if you were wondering. They pretty much look the same, but there are a few new fairy varieties which reaffirm that the artist Brian Froud hasn't lost his touch for other-world art. In particular, I was fascinated by the handwriting of the two girls.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "genna146" on January 5, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is a truly wonderful book.The art is stunning,and the story captures you from the beginning.I read it in one sitting,and return to it again and again,even though I know the solution of the mystery now.Don't open the envelope in the end until last.I recommend it with all my heart to everyone who like faeries,a good story,and the art of Mr.Froud.I liked both the photographs and the funny and lovely water color paintings,and the different hand-writing of the two girls.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Justin E. Jacobson on May 14, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Unlike its Cottington-Archive predecessors "Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book," "Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Journal," and "Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells," the Fairy Album is a work entirely by Brian Froud (without Monty Python alumnus Terry Jones taking on any of the writing) that delves into the family history of Angelica Cottington, diarist of the Pressed Fairy Book and sister to the inventor whose contraptions made Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells possible.
The central narrative, told through diary entries of the mysterious Euphemia Cottington, whom Angelica has never met, is wonderful, but I feel Angelica's hastily-scrawled commentary to Euphemia's entries detracted from the story a bit, as they lacked the humourous fluster of the Pressed Fairy Book. the art is brilliant, and i rather like the phtographs and things inserted between the pages and the little envelope stuck to a page (via a squished fairy) at the end, although it took a moment of careful tugging to determine whether or not it's meant to come off so you can read the back as you can with the photograph (it's meant to stay affixed to the page, btw).
If you're the sort who likes to get every book in a series or just a fan of Froud's non-comedic fantasy art, I highly reccomend this book. If you're looking for some Terry-Jonesian comedy to go with your fantasy, however, you might prefer "The Goblin Companion"
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This exquisitely designed book is the latest facsimile from the notorious Cottington Archive, as pillaged by renowned artist, Brian Froud. The book is a wonderful exploration of Fairy encounters, seen through the eyes of the young women of the Cottington family. Each entry in the album takes you deeper into the strangely familiar twilight world that stands between youth and adulthood. I was particularly impressed and fascinated with the dark undercurrents of curious family history flowing just beneath the humor of the illustrations. I read the book in a single sitting and was haunted by it afterward. Froud has a particular knack for letting word and image blend together to tell their own story. For lovers of Victoriana, Fairy tales, or beautfiful, often hilarious art, this book is an absolute must.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "woodlandspirit" on October 13, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I recently recieved the new Cottington Fairy Album as a birthday gift and was completely enchanted by it. In fact I spent much of the day after I finished it in a misty inspired space that was a lovely addition to my daily domestic routine! Brian Froud has done it again and this time, I dare say, the magic is even deeper. I suppose that is because the authorship is Brians alone this time, and although I much enjoyed the humor of Terry Jones participation in the first Cottington book, I was absolutely swept away into another realm by the authenticity and depth conveyed through Brians shaman-wise words. Not to mention the artwork which includes the familiar and always delightful "squashed" faery watercolors, and the never before seen faery photography which is a new and interesting way to glimpse the World of Froud. I enjoyed the evolution of the photography as seen through Effie's personal lense, and found the suprise ending to be quite moving.(dont open the letter till the end!!!). Mysteries are revealed and new ones are conjured in this truly magical masterpiece ........
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