The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor audiobook

The Cottingley Secret: A Novel

By Hazel Gaynor
Read by Karen Cass  and Billie Fulford-Brown

HarperAudio 9780062499844

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538416280

  • ISBN: 9781538416297

  • ISBN: 9781538416303

Runtime: 11.04 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

1917… It was inexplicable, impossible, but it had to be true—didn’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 photographs’ 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 later… When Olivia Kavanagh finds an old manuscript in her late grandfather’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 girls’ 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 herself?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An artful weaving of old legends with new realities, this tale invites the reader to wonder: Could it be true?” Kate Alcott, New York Times bestselling author
“Gaynor has penned in majestic prose an enchanting and enthralling tale of childhood magic, forgotten dreams, and finding the parts of ourselves we thought were lost forever.” Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author
“Gaynor blends fact with fiction in a beautifully rendered tale of faith, magic, and happily ever after.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Beautifully written and expertly researched, Gaynor’s latest is a look at one of history’s most intriguing mysteries and an important reminder of the power of belief.” Booklist (starred review)
“Gaynor creates a lovely meditation on the power of belief and hope.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Hazel Gaynor

Author Bio: Hazel Gaynor

Hazel Gaynor is an author and freelance writer in Ireland and the UK and was the recipient of the Cecil Day Lewis Award for Emerging Writers in 2012. Originally from North Yorkshire, England, she now lives in Ireland with her husband, two young children, and an accident-prone cat.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English