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The Resource The Cottingley secret, Hazel Gaynor

The Cottingley secret, Hazel Gaynor

Label
The Cottingley secret
Title
The Cottingley secret
Statement of responsibility
Hazel Gaynor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1917 ... It was inexplicable, impossible, but it had to be true -- didn't it? When two young cousins, Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright from Cottingley, England, claim to have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden, their parents are astonished. But when one of the great novelists of the time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, becomes convinced of the photographs' authenticity, the girls become a national sensation, their discovery offering hope to those longing for something to believe in amid a world ravaged by war. Frances and Elsie will hide their secret for many decades. But Frances longs for the truth to be told. One hundred years later ... When Olivia Kavanagh finds an old manuscript in her late grandfather's bookshop she becomes fascinated by the story it tells of two young girls who mystified the world. But it is the discovery of an old photograph that leads her to realise how the fairy girls' lives intertwine with hers, connecting past to present, and blurring her understanding of what is real and what is imagined. As she begins to understand why a nation once believed in fairies, can Olivia find a way to believe in herself?
Summary
When she finds a manuscript in her late grandfather’s bookshop, Olivia Kavanaugh becomes fascinated by the story of two girls who mystified the nation with their authenticated photographs of fairies and soon realizes that their lives intertwine with hers
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10567194
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaynor, Hazel
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wright, Elsie
  • Griffiths, Frances
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Fairies
  • Deception
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
Label
The Cottingley secret, Hazel Gaynor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060659522
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9780008208141
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978530077
Label
The Cottingley secret, Hazel Gaynor
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060659522
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9780008208141
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978530077

Library Locations

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