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"In this lively, power-packed little book, experienced fairy hunter Reginald Bakeley tells you everything you need to know to stop these pesky, mischievous invaders in their tracks. Providing explicit instructions for recognizing infestations of the fey, destroying their strongholds, and defending against further invasions, this is a must-have for everyone with a garden, dog house, window boxes, or even rustic decor." -Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight

"Dwarves, gnomes and goblins beware--your time has come!" --Philippa Ballantine, author of the Book of the Order series and co-author of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novels

About the Author

Reginald Bakeley is best known for his longstanding editorship of Phooka, The Journal of the Overland Mallet Club. An avid sportsman and defender of rural life, Bakeley has devoted himself to public awareness and management of fairy populations throughout Britain. Visit him at www.goblinproofing.com.

Clint Marsh is a writer and publisher of practical esoterica. He has served as Reginald Bakeley's American editor since 1998, and maintains a website at www.wonderella.org.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Conari Press (October 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573245321
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573245326
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #561,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop by Reginald Bakeley is a complete manual on how to identify fairy creatures, track them down, defend yourself, and banish them from your home. Bakeley explains how not all fairies are created equal, and even those cute flower fairies aren't quite as innocent as you may think.

Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop is a fun read about serious defense against the fairy realm with considerable wit and humor. Friends and enemies of the fairy kingdom will find amusement in this book, and perhaps a trick or two to use in dealing with fairies.

As a fond lover of the fairy realm, I don't exactly like the antics of capturing and getting rid of the fairies, but I do agree there are some that should not be allowed to run around in one's home or chicken coop. I certainly wouldn't want to eat an egg from a chicken that was actually a goblin, would you?

Overall, I found this book to be very witty, and written very well. I liked it, and I think if you also enjoy fairy stories, or perhaps have a hidden evil fairy in your house you want to get rid of, you'd like it, too.

* Thank you to the publisher of Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop, Conari Press, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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This is a humorous look at ways to make your life, and you chicken-coop safer. It is written in a retro-English-proper style, and relates methods of scaring off goblins, "haunts' evil elves, and other creatures. Just a fun read.
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I got a copy for myself and enjoyed it enough that I got a copy for a friend as well. It's written well enough that I'm never entirely sure if the author is brilliantly tongue-in-cheek or brilliantly eccentric. The common theme is brilliant. Fun!
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This is a delightfully humorous self-help book that is assuredly the best handbook in dealing with all those pesky fairies, elves, dwarfs, gnomes, and goblins you've been pulling your hair out about, and so nice to have sound instructions delivered with such wit.
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The joy of this book is that you can never be entirely sure how firmly the author's tongue is planted in cheek or if he really wants your help in his war against the fey. A fun, quick read.
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Do you have problems with house brownies or boggarts? With flower fairies mucking up your gardens? Or perhaps with dwarfs pretending to be stones and preventing you from farrowing your fields? Maybe you have some nasty goblins taking advantage of the chickens in your coop?

Well take a deep breath because "Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop: And Other Practical Advice In Our Campaign Against The Fairy Kingdom" is here!

Mr. Reginald Bakeley, who has spend years devoting himself to the protection of his garden and lands, and to provide "public awareness and fairy population management", now presents to the world a collection of his writings on how to best rid yourself of the pests of the Fairy Kingdom. Or, if at all possible, how to make use of these beings to enrich your garden or homestead.

I personally found this book to be a very delightful read , a perfect blending of a serious tone and wit and humor, and one that I highly recommend to all, although I will add that any parents reading this book to their children might want to consider substituting a more child appropriate beverage for the Absinthe in the "Absinthe and the Second Sight" section of the book.

And I do feel that I would be remiss if I did not mention that Mr. Bakeley is also asking that anyone who has photographic evidence of goblins mucking about with hen houses, or I would imagine any helpful, or less then helpful photos of the Fairy Kingdom for that matter, to contact him on a website he has set up for showcasing such evidence at goblinproofing dotcom

*This review is based on a free copy of the book that was received either from the book publisher or the book author. No money was paid for this review.
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