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leftpic I read ths book on my Paperwhite without any of the images. I have subsequently seen the pictures of the faries and find it somewhat hard to believe that so many 'experts' declared the photos were not hoaxes. It is an interesting book simply because it shows an entirely different side of Conan Doyle from that of the author of Sherlock Holmes stories.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes but also a devout spiritualist, was entirely convinced by a set of photographs seemingly showing two young girls playing with a group of tiny, translucent fairies.
To demonstrate his unshakable belief in the spirit world, the celebrated writer published, in 1922, The 'Coming of the Fairies'. It recounts the story of the photos, their supposed provenance, and the startling implications of their existence.
One of the great hoaxes of all time, the Cottingley Fairy photographs are proof of mankind s willingness to believe. Conan Doyle s book, reprinted here with the original photographs, offers a unique insight into the mind of an intelligent, highly respected figure, who just happened to believe in fairies. - Book promo, goodreads.com

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