the Cottington Archive is pleased to announce that more information about Lady Cottingon has surfaced: a scrapbook compiled by the notorious fairy smasher herself of ?tual?etters, Valentines, calling cards, and more that she received from luminaries Queen Victoria, Annie Oakley, Igor Stravinsky, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Andrew Lang, P.t. Barnum, Rudyard Kipling, Wendy Darling, Beatrix Potter, and more. All about fairies, these hilarious letters contain everything from wisdom to suggestions to chastisement. Lady Cottington has made notes in the margins not to mention smashed fairies throughout (will she EVER StOP this nasty habit?!). And the fairies? the fairies... they too have done their part, sprinkling magic and mayhem throughout. Lady Cottington?Correspondence, a facsimile reproduction of this original volume, combines the nutty artistry of the first two Lady Cottington books with the novelty components of Griffin \'9126 Sabine. Containing ?tual?etters, invoices for ?iritual services,? fairy Valentine, an invitation from Alice Liddell to tea, and more, this newest, interactive addition to the Lady Cottington series is the most innovative to date.
Brian Froud is an award-winning illustrator, author, and fairy authority. His books include international bestsellers such as Faeries, with Alan Lee, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, with Monty Python's Terry Jones, Lady Cottington's Fairy Album, and The Faeries Oracle. He also served as the conceptual designer on Jim Henson's films, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Froud resides near Chagford, Devon (TQ13) with his wife and son. Ari Berk is a folklorist, poet, and scholar of literature, ethnography, iconography, and comparative myth. The author of scholarly studies as well as popular titles for children and adults, most notably The Runes of Elfland and Goblins! (with Brian Froud/Abrams). Dr. Berk is an assistant professor of English at Central Michigan University.