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The New York Times bestselling author of The
Girl Who Came Home turns the clock back one hundred
years to a time when two young girls from Cottingley,
Yorkshire, convinced the world that they had done the
impossible and photographed fairies in their garden. Now, in
her newest novel, international bestseller Hazel Gaynor
reimagines their story.
1917â€¦ It was inexplicable, impossible, but it had
to be trueâ€”didnâ€™t it? When two young cousins, Frances
Griffiths and Elsie Wright from Cottingley, England, claim
to have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden,
their parents are astonished. But when one of the great
novelists of the time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, becomes
convinced of the photographsâ€™ authenticity, the girls become
a national sensation, their discovery offering hope to those
longing for something to believe in amid a world ravaged by
war. Frances and Elsie will hide their secret for many
decades. But Frances longs for the truth to be told.
One hundred years laterâ€¦ When Olivia Kavanagh finds
an old manuscript in her late grandfatherâ€™s bookshop she
becomes fascinated by the story it tells of two young girls
who mystified the world. But it is the discovery of an old
photograph that leads her to realize how the fairy girlsâ€™
lives intertwine with hers, connecting past to present, and
blurring her understanding of what is real and what is
imagined. As she begins to understand why a nation once
believed in fairies, can Olivia find a way to believe in
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