Great excitement as today is UK and Ireland paperback publication day for THE COTTINGLEY SECRET. The same book, but in a smaller, pocket-sized (you might say, fairy-sized) edition! The cover has also been given a lovely makeover. The book was inspired by one of the greatest hoaxes of the 20th century, when two young girls claimed to have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden. You can read more about the book at https://www.hazelgaynor.com/book/the-cottingley-secret-uk/ and/or order in paperback, ebook and audio at http://amzn.to/2DkinZD or usual outlets.
“a truly exquisite story that needs to be read by everyone” – Books of all Kinds
“oozes old-fashioned charm” – Bleach House Library
“a gorgeous and wickedly mystical tale that will leave you enchanted.” – Redbook
“one of 2017s most magical historical fiction releases.” – Bookstr
To celebrate the paperback release, my publisher is giving readers in the UK the chance to win a copy of the book, plus the contents of a fairy-themed prize box. The giveaways start today with one box up for grabs each day between now and Monday 29th January. Visit the following Twitter accounts on the specified dates to enter the giveaway:
@TheBooktrailer on the 25th
@Lindahill50Hill on the 26th
@annecater on the 27th
@gilbster1000 on the 28th
@LoveBooksGroup on the 29th
HarperCollins Ireland are also giving away two copies of the book. Follow them on Twitter at @HCinIreland to enter before 4pm today.
If you’d like to hear more about the Cottingley fairies hoax, you might enjoy this podcast I recorded for the BBC World Service last year. https://www.hazelgaynor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Witness-20170905-TheFairyPhotos.mp3
Wishing you all very happy reading!