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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

54. Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book 10 3/4 Anniversary Edition by Brian Froud


Title: Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book 10 3/4 Anniversary Edition
Series: Lady Cottington
Author: Brian Froud
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 72
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 4/5 stars
Finished: 7-8-08

OK, I admit, this is cheating on my reading challenge just a little bit. I read the original edition of Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book earlier in the year after I received the next 2 books in Brian Froud's "series" of Lady Cottington books for Christmas. I found this edition at an outlet store for $4 and couldn't pass it up. In addition to the original text, the new 10 3/4 Anniversary Edition comes with new cover art, a new foreword, 8 additional pages of story, a DVD mockumentary about Lady Cottington and her unique ability to trap fairies in her scrapbook and a new pressed fairy window cling (which I admit to having the first one in my car now - I have it on the corner of my windshield, so that it doesn't look so much as a pressed fairy as a fairy that has been smashed on my windshield whilst driving down the road). It's a very witty and clever book, and the drawings of the pressed fairies are hysterical.

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