Magical Folk: British and Irish Fairies 500AD to the Present, is a collection of fairylore and fairy sightings from around Britain and Ireland. Our Devon chapter offering features two modern sightings and the fantastic response to our research largely gave birth to my ongoing project, Modern Fairy Sightings.
The book’s creator and editor, Simon Young of the Fairy Investigation Society had also undertaken a fairy census from 2014-2017, the results of which are available on their website. The Fairy Investigation itself also released Seeing Fairies, formerly unpublished accounts of fairy experiences collected by Marjorie T. Johnson of the Fairy Investigation Society which Young resurrected in 2013.
Much of our research took place at The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic library and many of our interviews and material will be released in due course.
Here are references and links to some of the reviews:
strangeco.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/the-road-to-fair-elfland-review-of.html book review 21 May
IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY MoreBooks review ‘Away with the fairies’ 25 Feb
NEWS AND STAR (Cumbria) ‘Some people died because of fairies’ pp 18-19 20 Feb
LITERARY REVIEW ‘In the Court of the Seelie King’ pp20-21 14 Feb
YORKSHIRE POST ‘The Fairy hoax that enchanted the world a century ago.’ 14 Feb
pelicanist.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/fairyland-revisited.html (Magonia) review 7 Feb
FORTEAN TIMES (Feb) column Fairies, Folklore and Forteana, book plug 2 Feb
FORTEAN TIMES (Jan) 5 Jan, Front cover lead, Column Fairies, Folklore and Forteana, book plug, 3-page bookreview
MAIL ON SUNDAY review ‘Away with the fairies’ 31 Dec
REDDITCH STANDARD – interview, book plug redditchstandard.co.uk/news/redditch-author-tells-tales-of-mystical-magic-goblins-and-fairies/ news 29 Dec
GLASGOW HERALD review ‘A big insight into the lives of little people.’ 23 Dec
NEW SCIENTIST Feedback column 18 Dec
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH – On the Shelf, lead review ‘Britain once teemed with fairies.’ Four stars 17 Dec
INDEPENDENT – ‘Something wicked this way comes.’ 14 Dec
DAILY TELEGRAPH – Sacred Mysteries ‘Three kinds of fairies.’ p33 book feature 9 Dec
FORTEAN TIMES (Dec) ‘Fairies, folklore, forteana.’ Away with the fairies’ book feature 7 Dec
THE SUN ‘Away with the fairies’ book feature 6 Dec
dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5156475/Fairies-them.html ‘Fairies and where to find them’ book feature 6 Dec
mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/erotically-charged-sex-fairies-spotted-11641116 ‘Erotically charged’ sex fairies spotted trying to join in on human romps.’ book feature 6 Dec
metro.co.uk/2017/12/06/people-sex-outdoors-joined-sexy-fairies-magical-dogging-7136692/ ‘People having sex outdoors are joined by sexy fairies’ 6 Dec