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The Cottingley Secret

The Cottingley Secret characters ✓ 107 The author of The Girl Who Came Home turns the clock back one hundred years to a time when two young girls from Cottingley Yorkshire convinced the world that they had done the impossible and photographed fairies in their garden Now in her newest novel international bestseller Hazel Gaynor reimagines their story1917 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 ph. The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor is a 2017 William Morrow Paperbacks publication Charming and magical This novel is based on the real events surrounding a group of photographs taken by sixteen year old Elsie Wright and her nine year old cousin Frances Griffiths in Cottingley England in 1917 The photographs allegedly captured images of fairies at the Cottingley Beck a stream where the two girls often played The photos garnered the attention of Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who featured the story in The Strand Magazine in 1920 For years the public debated whether or not the photos were genuine or if it was all a big hoax This novel tells a fictional account of Elsie and Frances and their adventures alongside the current day story of Olivia Kavanagh a woman who has come to set her grandparents affairs in order after the death of her grandfather Olivia is engaged with a life back in London but after inheriting her grandfather s bookstore she begins to reassess her life and decides to stay and manage the bookstore unable to bring herself to sell it But along with the bookshop Olivia s grandfather left behind a manuscript written by Frances Griffiths in which she details what really happened back in 1917 and puts to rest the uestion regarding the one photo Frances insists is the real deal This is a delightful and fanciful accounting of Elsie and Frances life story and how they gave the gift of hope and a little bit of magic to people during the dark and bleak days of world war one It is fascinating to me how people seized hold of the possibility that the fairies did indeed exist and could be captured on film I think there is a bit of psychology behind that with world war one raging in the background I also enjoyed the way the story unfolded bit by bit through the eyes of Olivia who has found the courage to rediscover her true self and in so doing finds that maybe just maybe believing in fairies and magic might not be a bad thing after all For me this story occasionally had a sad and bittersweet tone but mostly it was sweet and whimsical and I enjoyed immersing myself in the dual time lines allowing myself to be swept away by the history and even felt a slight tingle of magic along the way so much so I might have become a bit of a believer myself Although this novel is mostly conjecture I think the author captured the atmosphere perfectly and built an interesting story around true events I have since done a few Google searches on the Cottingley fairies It s an amazing story that captured the public s imagination for decades I think the time and place had a lot to do with why those pictures became such a phenomenon but that the the myth persisted as long as it did is what makes the story so captivating Overall I think what makes the story work is the reminder that sometimes believing in something gives it a certain power regardless of how fantastical and sometimes something fantastical can give people real hope and that magic comes in many forms4 stars

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The Cottingley Secret characters ✓ 107 Anagh 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 realize 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. Rating 45 What a fun whimsical magical story Initially the name drew me in then the cover and when I saw in the blurb it said fairies I was hopelessly hooked I bugged my library to get a copy and they got both print and audioI naturally selected the audio and loved every minute of it I didn t want this one end One line in the book that I kept coming back to Those who don t believe in magic will never find it And that is key to this wonderful book And I for one believe and love to read about magicThe Cottingley Secret is a story that rotates between two timelines the early 1900 s and present day In present day Olivia is lost getting ready to marry a man she really doesn t love Her grandfather has just died and gave to her his bookstore Something Old The other story in the early 1900 s in Cottingley Yorkshire you learn of two young girls who photographed fairies and ultimately captivated the world In present day Olivia finds a book in the bookstore telling the story of these two young girls and is enthralled and entwined in this story I thoroughly enjoyed both of these stories and each had warmed my heart This historical fiction is another one of those stories where a small piece of history is plucked and a story is weaved around it The story of the girls two cousins who photographed the fairies in their garden is real The story became so widespread and popular that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was fascinated by it and used the photos and the story in an article that he was writing about fairies Everyone knew the story and believed in the fairies You see it was a time of war where families would constantly get messages that a son was lost in the war until there were no sons left So people wanted and needed to believe in somethingI am so glad that I finally read this oneeh listened to it The audio was fabulous I loved every minute of it And now I ve just grabbed this authors latest book Thanks Jennifer for the tip A feel good story that brings hope fun and magic to the reader That isif you believe in magic

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The Cottingley Secret characters ✓ 107 Otographed 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 toldOne hundred years later When Olivia Kav. 45 Stars I know that the best time to see them is in that perfect hour before sunset when the sun sinks low on the horizon like a ripe peach and sends shafts of gold bursting through the trees The in between I call it No longer day not yet night some other place and time when magic hangs in the air and the light plays tricks on the eye You might easily miss the flash of violet and emerald but I according to my teacher Mrs Hogan am a curiously observant child I see their misty forms among the flowers and leaves I know my patience will be rewarded if I watch and listen If I believe And thenThe lightest ringing at my ears The slightest movement of fern and leafMy heart flutters My eyes widen with excitementA flash of vibrant emerald Another of softest lavender blueI lean forward Draw in my breath Don t make a soundThey are here These stories of Olivia in the present in Ireland and Frances and Elsie from the past beginning in 1917 in Cottingley England weave together slowly in the way life usually unfolds Day by day bit by bit Patience is reuired but for those who truly believe and seek it the truth will gradually be revealed Olivia s grandmother has been in a home since her Alzheimer s progressed past the point where she could live at home with Olivia s grandfather When he was alive her grandfather had been busy trying to hold his bookshop Something Old together and he s now passed and left his bookshop to Olivia She s also making sure to spend time with her grandmother and to slowly get her grandparent s home ready all the boxes of things to go through and decide what to keep and what to give away In the process she finds some things that lead her to a journey into her grandmother s younger years the stories of Frances and Elsie and the years of the photographs of the two of them and the fairies Intertwined with this there is also the story of Frances and Elsie from the first summer Frances and her mother came to live with her Aunt Polly and her cousin Elsie The year her father went off to the war That year Frances saw the fairies for the first time and wasn t believed so Elsie convinces her that they can prove it with photographs Arthur Conan Doyle best known for his Sherlock Holmes books makes an appearance taking an interest in these fairy photographs when word spreads far enough to reach him and he eventually publishes The Coming of the Fairies including photographs taken by young Frances and ElsieWhile much of this story revolves around the coming of age aspect of this story for young Frances and Elsie and fairies there is sufficient time spent in the present to ground this story so that it is not overly precious It was the smaller unexpected things that broke Olivia s heart an incomplete game of solitaire Pappy s pipe resting on the edge of the ashtray a half finished jigsaw of the Titanic A uiet simple life on pause A child Iris the daughter of a local writer enters the picture and through her small simple gestures Olivia s heart begins to mend And through the magical draw of the bookshop Olivia is able to help Iris open back up to a life without her mother Because of Iris Olivia opens up to a new life and because of Olivia Iris begins to open up to others I tumbled her words around in my mind If we can believe in fairies perhaps we can believe in anything and the I repeated them the I felt that perhaps believing in fairies was important than seeing them In belief there is hope and wonder In seeing there is often uestion and doubt At its heart this is a feel good book a fairy tale of sorts but there is This is a story of Alzheimer s of life and of death of love lost and love found the heartbreak of a parent whose child is missing a story of discovery of fairies and those who believe and those who don t a story of believing in yourselfMany thanks once again to the Public Library system for the loan of this book

  • Paperback
  • 383
  • The Cottingley Secret
  • Hazel Gaynor
  • English
  • 10 October 2018
  • 9780062499844

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    Pdf Free The Cottingley Secret author Hazel Gaynor Can Olivia have some connection to Elsie and Frances who lived 100 years ago? Can Olivia find it?Is the connection somewhere in the pages of the rare books in the bookshop SOMETHING OLD that Olivia's grandfather left her? Is it in the story she finds that leads her to believe in herself like Elsie and Frances believed in fairies?Olivia lives in present day and finds a manuscript in her grandfather's things that refers to fairies As she rea

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