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Magical Folk: A History of Real Fairies, 500 AD to the Present

by Simon Young Author and Ceri Houlbrook Author

In this history of fairies from Britain, Ireland, North America, and beyond, authors Simon Young and Ceri Houlbrook dig into the archives to unearth encounters between humans and all manner of spritely creatures. From Master Dobbs, a fairy often seen in southern England and from which Dobby of Harry Potter fame got his name, to Scotland's Whoopity Stoorie, Young and Houlbrook catalog the stories that people tell of these mysterious magical folk. For believers and those who want to believe, Magical Folk is a detailed account of fairy folk the world over.