The Secret Lives of Elves and Faeries

The Secret Lives of Elves and Faeries : From the Private Journal of the Rev. Robert Kirk

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Welcome to the magical world of Faery! This book takes readers along on the journeys of the Reverend Robert Kirk, a seventeenth-century vicar of the parish of Aberfoyle, Scotland, into the heart of the faery world. Through his firsthand account, we visit faery hills and faery courts and experience the history, traditions and lives of these magical beings. Kirk wrote a book about his knowledge of these faeries called The Secret Commonwealth of Elves and Faeries, published in 1891. The present book reimagines Kirk's writings by supposing that he really did visit the faery realms where he met the Faery King and Queen, and is guided on a number of exciting journeys by a faery named Kee. The Secret Lives of Elves and Faeries is an engaging account of a man who was able to step through a magic doorway into the realm of Faery - and even more remarkably - was lost from real life to the land of faery. Readers who love Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings will delight in this authentic, exciting history of the faery world and the faeries' magical powers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 166 x 237 x 24mm | 520g
  • Godsfield Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 60 colour illustrations
  • 184181248X
  • 9781841812489
  • 3,514,024

Table of contents

Introduction: The Discovery of the Manuscript; The Secret Lives of Elves and Faeries by Robert Kirk - a detailed account of Kirk's visit to the world of faery; A letter from Robert Kirk to his son Colin - in which Kirk explains his return to the faery world; Afterword: The Disappearance of Robert Kirk - a brief account of Kirk's mysterious real-life disappearance; Sources and Bibliography.
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About Robert Rev. Kirk

Robert Kirk, a scottish vicar in the parish of aberfoyle, wrots "the secret commonwealth of elves and faeries" between 1680 and 1692. John Matthews is a folklorist and storyteller who has written more than fifty books on Arthurian ledgends, traditional wisdom, and the lore of the fairy people.
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