The Faerie Handbook: An Enchanting Compendium Of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, And Projects by The Editors Of Faerie MagazineThe Faerie Handbook: An Enchanting Compendium Of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, And Projects by The Editors Of Faerie Magazine

The Faerie Handbook: An Enchanting Compendium Of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, And Projects

byThe Editors Of Faerie Magazine

Hardcover | November 14, 2017

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In this exquisite anthology, Editor in Chief Carolyn Turgeon and the editors of Faerie Magazine welcome you into an enchanted realm rich with myth, mystery, romance, and abundant natural beauty. Organized into four sections—Flora and Fauna, Fashion and Beauty,  Arts and Culture, and Home, Food, and Entertaining—this gorgeous volume offers an array of exquisite vintage and contemporary fine art and photography, literature, essays, do-it-yourself projects, and recipes that provide hours of reading, viewing, and dreaming pleasure, along with a multitude of ideas for modern-day living and entertaining with a distinctive fairy touch.

With an inset image on the front cover, ornate silver foil patterning on the front, spine, back, and edges, and a satin bookmark, The Faerie Handbook is an eye-catching volume for fairy fans of all ages. 

Carolyn Turgeon is the editor in chief of Faerie Magazine and the author of five novels—Rain Village, Godmother, Mermaid, The Next Full Moon, and The Fairest of Them All—which have been optioned for film by Sony Pictures, Random House Films/Focus Features, and Gaumont Film Company. Her work has appeared in Fairy Tale Review and the ant...
Title:The Faerie Handbook: An Enchanting Compendium Of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, And ProjectsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 14, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062668110

ISBN - 13:9780062668110

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Adore It I absolutely adore this book, each of the sections is breath-taking and gorgeous from beginning to end, the quality of paper used fits the effect they were going for, and I couldn't stop smiling once I picked it up. It's everything you'd want in a handbook like this; quotes, folklore, lifestyle, history, photos, and a vintage ethereal vibe that makes me forget I'm not sitting in the middle of the faerie realm. Definitely recommend this book, it's worth the price.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Enchanting Read! An enchanting read that takes the reader on a fantastical journey through faerie lore. If the faerie kingdom were to make a manual for new initiates- this would be it! The book is divided in to four sections: Flora & Fauna, Fashion & Beauty, Arts & Culture, and Home, Food, & Entertaining. Chapters include where to find fairies, common inhabitants, fairy houses, craft ideas, fashion, recipes, fairy history and so much more! Reading The Faerie Handbook was like getting a sprinkling of periwinkle fairy dust on my head from an invisible fairy friend. You can’t help but get pulled into this magical realm of a book, making you feel as though you yourself are a faerie. Reading the pages felt as if it were consecrated by some great fairy queen in a thicket of a luscious forest in the early days of Spring. The renderings and pictures are charming and romantic which gives off a vintage vibe that suits the antique look of this book. What I particularly love about this book is that it doesn’t come across as juvenile or kitschy- quite the opposite in fact. There is a discussion of the more menacing and sinister sides of the Faerie world which are not widely known. There is also a lovely balance between vintage and modern references to Faeries- including some obscure mentioning’s such as Tasha Tudor and Katerina Plotnikova. There is an abundance of folklore for those interested in the history of Faeries and cutesier aesthetic pleasing information for lovers of the ethereal lifestyle. Quotes and literature references to the Faerie world weave a gold-spun thread throughout the book luring the reader deeper and deeper into its vast kingdom. This handbook is a love letter to those who find themselves drifting between two worlds- the mystical flower kingdom and our mundane reality. There are books about witches and vampires, but there hasn’t been such a comprehensive collection of faerie facts and information compiled into one book before. If you are a fan of Faerie Magazine- think of The Faerie Handbook as the flower crown of fairy books. The book is written with both a whimsical and poetic flair that pulls the reader deep into its silver lined pages. As the ultimate fairy tale, this handbook is a must read and should be in every fairy lover’s collection.
Date published: 2017-10-12

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“From start to finish, The Faerie Handbook is a beautiful book - both in content and design. The production and writing is so marvelous that even someone with only a passing interest in faeries is sure to be engaged for hours poring over this magical book!”