A Celebration of Pixies, Sprites, Mermaids and Brownies

By Dominic Connolly (Author)


Format Hardcover




A Celebration of Pixies, Sprites, Mermaids and Brownies

by Dominic Connolly
In Fairies, discover the charming story behind these best-loved magical characters, including the Fairy Godmother, Shakespeare’s Titania, and the beloved Tinker Bell.
For centuries we have been fascinated with fairies, mythical beings often possessing intriguing magical powers to curse, trick, or heal humans. The label of fairy has at times applied only to specific magical creatures with human appearance, magical powers, and a penchant for trickery. At other times it has been used to describe any magical creature, such as goblins and gnomes. Myths and stories about fairies do not have a single origin, but are rather a collection of folk beliefs from disparate sources. Various folk theories about the origins of fairies include casting them as either demoted angels or demons in a Christian tradition, as deities in Pagan belief systems, as spirits of the dead, as prehistoric precursors to humans, or as spirits of nature. Fairies is a pocketful of delight, packed with beautiful images and full of fascinating tales.

A journalist for more than two decades, Dominic Connolly was for many years arts editor of The Mail on Sunday. He has also written for TheTelegraph, the Evening Standard, Metro, and Saga Magazine, and is the author of several books. He lives in London.

Pub Date: 10/8/2024

ISBN: 9781838864569

Price: $20.00 / $26.00 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 160 pages, 100 color illus.

Trim: 5.75 x 6.93 x 0 Inches

Territories: US/Can/Mexico/South & Central America

Category: Fiction

Publisher: Amber Books