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Free read æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ô Hazel Gaynor Hazel Gaynor ô 5 Download Free download The Cottingley Secret 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 Academia Obscura years to a time when two Wide eyed and Legless Inside the Tour De France A Sportspages Book 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 Il rogo di Berlino 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 The Nightingale Girls year old Elsie Wright and her nine A Certain Je Ne Sais uoi 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 Pleins feux sur le tutu 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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Free read æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ô Hazel Gaynor Hazel Gaynor ô 5 Download Free download The Cottingley Secret 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. I chose this book purely based on its cover The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor looked gorgeous and after seeing it all over Goodreads and thinking about the Cotswolds I fell in love Then I learned it doesn t take place in England but in Ireland as well as that it s based on a true story Wow Knock me over with a feather all that said it was a good book and I enjoyed it very much I d give it somewhere between a 35 and 4 stars rounded upTwo young girls take pictures of faeries in Ireland during World War 1 One of them is a transplant from South Africa returning because her father must fight in the war She bonds with her cousin they become somewhat famous for their pictures as everyone thinks it s real Was it In current day a somewhat distant relative friend I m being vague to not give it away returns to the village to take care of her aging grandmother after her grandfather passes away She s contemplating breaking off an engagement and starting life anew The stories intertwine and we learn what really happened with the photo of the faeriesIf this weren t based on a true story I d have said the plot was too simple Knowing it comes from a real life experience it makes the book a bit better The author created a beautiful story The characters felt real I enjoyed the current story than the historical one tho I felt the book had some literary merit but at times it was repetitive and listless yet I also found it enchanting and vivid in many other places I think it s meant to be that way if you re not aware of or fully caught up in the true storyGaynor s writing is uite strong and made me keep reading I will definitely sample of her work in the future Letters to Chloe 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. I chose this book purely based on its cover The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor looked gorgeous and after seeing it all over Goodreads and thinking about the Cotswolds I fell in love Then I learned it doesn t take place in England but in Ireland as well as that it s based on a true story Wow Knock me over with a feather all that said it was a good book and I enjoyed it very much I d give it somewhere between a 35 and 4 stars rounded upTwo Ford County young girls take pictures of faeries in Ireland during World War 1 One of them is a transplant from South Africa returning because her father must fight in the war She bonds with her cousin they become somewhat famous for their pictures as everyone thinks it s real Was it In current day a somewhat distant relative friend I m being vague to not give it away returns to the village to take care of her aging grandmother after her grandfather passes away She s contemplating breaking off an engagement and starting life anew The stories intertwine and we learn what really happened with the photo of the faeriesIf this weren t based on a true story I d have said the plot was too simple Knowing it comes from a real life experience it makes the book a bit better The author created a beautiful story The characters felt real I enjoyed the current story than the historical one tho I felt the book had some literary merit but at times it was repetitive and listless Johannes Cabal the Necromancer yet I also found it enchanting and vivid in many other places I think it s meant to be that way if Academia Obscura you re not aware of or fully caught up in the true storyGaynor s writing is uite strong and made me keep reading I will definitely sample of her work in the future

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Free read æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ô Hazel Gaynor Hazel Gaynor ô 5 Download Free download The Cottingley Secret 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. I read The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor and deeply enjoyed it Gaynor s writing was beautiful and uplifting even in the midst of the Titanic tragedy The Cottingley Secret her fourth novel is one I want to hug and it s going to my favorites shelf Told in dual storylines one story is of Olivia in present day Ireland who s inherited the most charming bookshop and the other is of Frances a young girl arriving in Yorkshire during the first World War The book was inspired by the real Frances who was in a famous group of pictures with fairies and written about by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle These pictures created uite the frenzy during war time England and around the world at a time when believing in magic may have had an important purpose Filled with love fairy magic I think fans who love the whimsy and ambience of Sarah Addison Allen and maybe even Alice Hoffman may enjoy this book family secrets beautiful descriptions of Yorkshire and Ireland books and the power of believing I adored The Cottingley Secret The ps section including Author s Note images of the famous photos and an interview with Frances daughter is not to be missed I connected to the writing and found myself highlighting several uotes and here are a fewIt breaks my heart to know that she will grow up and have to try to understand the world with all its complications and uncertainties I hope she won t try to understand everything and that some of the magic she knows now will stay with her The friend and ally who took a photograph of me in a uiet sunlit moment in one of the most perfect places I have ever known and captured forever a young girl with wonder in her eyes and the belief in magical things in her heart as Nana always had said when she was winding a skein of wool finding the end was the hard part After that all it took was patience determination and plenty of fresh tea in the pot but because with the world still at war we needed to believe in something better In that moment and perhaps for much longer it seemed to me that the possibility of believing in fairies was important than one little girl telling the truthThese two uotes were deeply personal to me and I m sure I will revisit them to reflectWhere once she had dreaded what lay ahead Olivia now relished the prospect of filling the empty page Hers was a narrative she would write in her own words in her own time She would be the mapmaker the storyteller the dreamer of dreams She had always been there watching waiting To find her all she d had to do was believe in her I was ecstatic to win a copy of this book from Hazel Gaynor the author on Facebook The above is my unsolicited and honest reviewSummer 2017 Read 23


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    PDF The Cottingley Secret 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

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    PDF The Cottingley Secret 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 i

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  • Paperback
  • 383
  • The Cottingley Secret
  • Hazel Gaynor
  • English
  • 20 October 2020
  • 9780062499844