Fairyopolis: A Flower Fairies Journal

by Cicely Mary Barker

Other authorsCicely Mary Barker (Designer)
Hardcover, 2005



Local notes

Fic Bar (c.2)




Warne (2005), 32 pages


Cicely Mary Barker's texts and illustrations are presented in what purports to be a secret journal kept by Barker during the summer of 1920.


Original language


Physical description

32 p.; 10.06 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member LarissaBookGirl
During the summer of 1920 Cicely Mary Barker kept a journal of her time in Storrington, it was during this time she felt most inspired by her fairy friends, and so decided to entrust her journal to The British Faerie Folklore Society for preservation. It is this journal we are presented with
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Storrington is a place of tranquillity surrounded by beauty and wild flowers. And as Cicely Mary Barker discovered, it is also surrounded by fairies. Day after day Cicely discovers more and more evidence of fairies. From tiny foot prints, to enchanting music, fairy wings and fairy dust, and also fairy's in photos.

It is an invaluable journal full of tips and hints on identifying fairies, and where they can be found. There is a guide to fairy trees and fairy rings and also tales of fairy. And there is also a recipe for blackberry jam! But above all else there are fairies themselves dancing through the pages of this journal.

I love the interactivity with this book. Fairyopolis is a magical guide into a world not often seen, but often imagined. There is so much magic and beauty to discover within these pages, and I hope any fairy lover will take the time to uncover it.
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LibraryThing member mrsdanaalbasha
I've always loved fairies, since I was a kid, and even now. I really love anything about them, I even have a bottle of glittering fairy dust.
LibraryThing member heidilove
charming. not as pretty or as engaging as brian froud's work, though, and likely thrown in simply as part of a set.
LibraryThing member Vampirate_queen
An altogether beautiful book, but from my experience with the 'Ology' series, I doubt that the facts are accurate, though I have not studied fairies yet. But I did enjoy reading this book and looking at the beautiful drawings and pictures.




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