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The Cottingley Secret - A Novel-logo

The Cottingley Secret - A Novel

Hazel Gaynor

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?

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?
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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. 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?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Karen Cass, Billie Fullford-Brown

Length:

11h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

16:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

26:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

16:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

15:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:35