THE ELEMENT ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAIRIES: An A-Z of Fairies, Pixies and Other Fantastical Creatures

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The latest title in the much-loved Element Encyclopedia series, The Element Encyclopedia of Fairies explores the history, legends, and mythology of these little peoples.In the latest instalment of the best-selling Element Encyclopedia series, fairy expert Lucy Cooper examines the long history of fairies in our world, both ancient and modern. From the Fates of ancient Greece and the Sidhe of the Celts to the Cottingley Fairies of Yorkshire and the Djinn of Arabia. Loaded with hundreds upon hundreds of fascinating entries, this is the most comprehensive and definitive book on fairies available today.In addition to the essential A to Z reference guide, The Element Encyclopedia of Fairies also features a series of essays which will illuminate for readers:* How to see a fairy* Fairies in literature and legend* The difference between a "fairy" and a "faerie"* Fairies from around the world* What and where is Fairyland?Whether you're a seasoned fairy spotter or a new visitor to Fairyland, The Element Encyclopedia of Fairies is an essential addition to your fantastical bookshelf.

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Lucy Cooper is a writer with a special interest in folklore and fairies. She grew up in Cornwall, on the southwestern tip of England, a land steeped in tales of the "little people". Her fascination with folk tales, myth and legend has taken her from the temples of China, to the back roads of Bulgaria, and lots of places in between. She has a degree in anthropology and an MA in Professional Writing, specializing in Cornish folk tales. She can be contacted at www.lucyecooper.com.

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