Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Letters
by Brian Froud and Ari Berk

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-10: 0810957884
ISBN-13: 978-0810957886

"...charming and imaginative, hilarious and a little twisted. I loved every page!"
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A Few Words From the Author

In working with Brian on Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Letters, I wanted to explore some lesser known aspects of the Faerie world. 

While Faerie's more jovial side is most often emphasized these days, there are dark but important currents that also run through it. So this book, for me, is about that dichotomy. Laughter and tears both. So much of the old faerie stories are about loss of some kind or another, so that's in there too. Letters. Words from the past. Memorials. The search for loved ones. The desire to make human and otherworldly connections. The honoring of the beloved dead. 

The old stories aren't afraid to talk about these things, and we shouldn't be either. If we want to understand the world of Faerie in all its complexities, then we must be willing to take the good and the bad, the joys and the sorrows both. So the book contains something of this tradition. 

Of course, it also has a great deal of humor, for Lady Cottington kept some very strange company indeed. Like all the books Brian and I have made together, Letters is about truth and acknowledgement, about the desire to extend an open hand to the good people around us. It is a book about our finding our families, in this world and the Other.