Troublesome Things, A History of Fairies and Fairy Stories by Diane Purkiss

August 2002

I got this book not because I'm particularly interested in fairies, but because I read a good review of it in the Guardian. Unfortunately, the book itself is slightly too haphazard to be utterly convincing. Still, it's a bit of relief after the emotional turmoil of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy...

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