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Away With The Fairies
belated link to Amanda Craig's review from The Times, Saturday January 10 - the quote is from an introductory paragraph:

There is a long history of fine fiction involving fairy abductions, some of which parents will need to buy second-hand. Antonia Barber's exquisite picture book for 5+, Catkin (illustrated by the great P.J. Lynch), is shamefully out of print, as is a lost classic by William Croft Dickinson called Borrobil (7+), which shares many of The Hobbit's best features. More recently, the subject got a teen make-over with Melissa Marr's sinister and compelling Wicked Lovely, Sally Prue's Cold Tom, and the riotously funny fairies of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series. If Stephenie Meyer has made vampires friendlier in Twilight, then these authors have definitely made fairyland darker and more disturbing...

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