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Photographing Fairies: A Novel Kindle Edition
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From Library Journal
-Patricia C. Heaney, Nassau Community Coll., Garden City, N.Y.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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- ASIN : B00KFU6QZI
- Publisher : Open Road Media; Reprint edition (May 27, 2014)
- Publication date : May 27, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 3079 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 262 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1497648521
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #248,407 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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But, to prove that many times we see what we want to see, Castle--after a bit of tweaking--does see the `fairies' captured on film by Walsmear. Castle then rushes off to see Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (the creator of the marvelous Sherlock Holmes mystery novels) who has a bit of a reputation in this field. In fact, Sir Arthur has his own photographs of fairies, for which he is seeking validation.
From there, the tale gets `mysteriouser and mysteriouser' until all the loose ends are satisfactorily tied together. Along the way, while journeying to the small rural village of Burkinwell, Castle is robbed on the train by two very strange characters, Paolo and Shorty, who may or may not be members of the gypsie troupe, with caravans parked just outside the town limits. There's also Esmirelda, the maid-of-all-work at the Starry Night (the local hostelry); the beautiful Linda Drain, wife of Tom, the local minister, who has his own difficulties with which to contend; the Templetons--father Brian, and daughters Anna and Clara--whose garden houses the fairies, and . . .
Some books can be easily capsulized; others stubbornly resist. This is one of the latter. It's beautifully written with a wry sense of humor and inquisitiveness not often seen anymore. The setting seems to me to be completely accurate for the time and place, and it is populated by a most unusual and enigmatic assortment of characters. It's an absolutely delicious read!