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Why Fairies Only Exist in Britain and Ireland / Part One: Home Fairies / 1 Fairy Magic to Cottingley Photographs (Yorkshire) / 2 Fairy Queens and Pharisees (Sussex) / 3 Pucks and Lights (Worcestershire) / 4 Fairy Holes and Fairy Butter (Cumbria) / 5 The Seelie and Unseelie Courts (Scotland) / 6 Trows and Trowie Wives (Orkney and Shetland) / 7 The Fair Family and Enchanters (Wales) / 8 Pouques and the Faiteaux (Channel Islands) / 9 George Waldron and the Good People (Isle of Man) / 10 Piskies and Knockers (Cornwall) / 11 Pixies and Pixy Rocks (Devon) / 12 Fairy Barrows and Cunning Folk (Dorset) / 13 the Sidhe and Fairy Forts (Ireland) / Part Two: Travelling Faries / 13) Puritans and Puckwudgies (New England) / 14) Fairy Bread and Fairy Squalls (Atlantic Canada) / 15) Banshees and Changelings (Irish America) /

About the Author

Simon Young was awarded a starred First in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic from Cambridge University, as well as the Chadwick Prize for Celtic studies. Since then he has lived in Spain, Ireland and Italy, where teaches at the International Studies Institute Florence. The author of many academic articles, he has written for the Daily Telegraph, History Today, the Spectator, and the Guardian. He previously published The Celtic Revolution (Gibson Square). Ceri Houlbrook is a Researcher at the University of Hertfordshire's History Department, focusing on heritage and archaeology of contemporary folklore.

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