The Faerie Handbook



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An enchanting compendium of literature, lore, art, recipes, and projects

From the editor in chief of widely-followed Faerie Magazine comes a whimsical and unique lifestyle compendium and guide to the ever-popular fairy realm, intricately designed with 175 full-color illustrations, numerous step-by-step projects, and recipes

Beloved especially by the Victorians, who sought levity, fantasy, and beauty as industrialization moved apace in the mid-nineteenth century, fairies have long bewitched humankind with their otherworldly beauty and magic, inspiring art and the written word across the literary spectrum, in British folklore, medieval romance, fantasy tales, poetry, and plays, including classics such as Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella, and in modern television shows such as Once Upon a Time and True Blood.

The Faerie Handbook is a charming illustrated digest that captures all the beauty and magic of these winged sprites. Editor in Chief of the gorgeous, widely praised Faerie Magazine, Carolyn Turgeon, with her editors and select contributors has compiled a store of essential knowledge and interesting details on these delightful pixies, highlighting their world through lore, essays, and poetry; fine art and photography; delicious recipes and readily doable projects in four distinct sections: Flora and Fauna; Fashion and Beauty; Arts and Culture; Home, Food, and Entertaining.

The book’s beautiful design and distinctive package—including a striking image inset on both the front and back cover; the use of ornate silver foil; lilac stained edges; heavy paper; and a satin bookmark— capture the diaphanous beauty of these mythical creatures in a perfect blend of Victoriana, bohemianism, and modernity. With The Faerie Handbook, fans can incorporate the magic of fairies in all aspects of their daily lives.

  • Author(s): The Editors of Faerie Magazine
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 9.9" x 6.9"