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Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780356519128

Price: £14.99

ON SALE: 19th January 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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‘Forget dark academia: give me instead this kind of winter-sunshined, sharp-tongued and footnoted academia, full of field trips and grumpy romance and malevolent faeries’ Freya Marske, author of A Marvellous Light

An intrepid professor journeys to a small town to study faerie folklore, where she discovers dark fae magic, friendship, and love, in this heart-warming and enchanting fantasy.

Emily Wilde is good at many things: she is the foremost expert on the study of faeries. She is a genius scholar and a meticulous researcher who is writing the world’s first encylopaedia of faerie lore. But Emily Wilde is not good at people. She could never make small talk at a party – much less get invited to one. Emily prefers the company of her books, her dog Shadow, and the Fair Folk.

So when she arrives in the hardscrabble village of Hransvik, Emily has no intention of befriending the gruff townsfolk. Nor does she care to spend time with another new arrival: her dashing and insufferably handsome academic rival Wendell Bambleby, who manages to charm the townsfolk, get in the middle of her research, and utterly confound and frustrate Emily.

But as Emily gets closer to uncovering the secrets of the Hidden Ones – the most elusive of all faeries – she also finds herself on the trail of another mystery: who is Wendell Bambleby, and what does he really want? To find the answer, she’ll have to unlock the greatest mystery of all – her own heart.

‘Enchanting in every sense of the word. . . This book is real magic’ H. G. Parry, author of The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

‘A book so vividly, endlessly enchanting, so crisply assured, so rich and complete and wise and far-reaching in its worldbuilding that you’ll walk away half ensorcelled, sure Fawcett found Emily Wilde’s journal in some sea-stained trunk’ Melissa Albert

The ideal book to curl up with on a chilly winter’s evening. . . this book is an absolute delight.‘ Megan Bannen, author of The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy

‘A charmingly whimsical delight. . . Five dazzling, gladdening stars’ India Holton, author of The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels

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A charmingly whimsical delight, saturated with faerie magic and the equally wonderful magic of humanity. . . Five dazzling, gladdening stars
India Holton, author of THE WISTERIA SOCIETY OF LADY SCOUNDRELS
Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries charmed me more than any faerie king ever could. . . the ideal book to curl up with on a chilly winter's evening. I would follow Emily and Wendell to the ends of the earth. This book is an absolute delight
Megan Bannen, author of THE UNDERTAKING OF HART AND MERCY
A book so vividly, endlessly enchanting, so crisply assured, so rich and complete and wise and far-reaching in its worldbuilding that you'll walk away half ensorcelled, sure Fawcett found Emily Wilde's journal in some sea-stained trunk
Melissa Albert
Enchanting in every sense of the word, Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries is a delight of snow laden forests and changelings, folklore and fairy kings, meticulous footnotes and academic rivalry and adventure. Brilliant, prickly Emily Wilde and her infuriatingly charming fellow scholar have a special place in my heart now. This book is real magic
H. G. Parry, author of THE UNLIKELY ESCAPE OF URIAH HEEP
Forget dark academia: give me instead this kind of winter-sunshined, sharp-tongued and footnoted academia, full of field trips and grumpy romance and malevolent faeries. Emily Wilde is a narrator I won't forget in a hurry, and this book was an invigorating balm for my heart and mind
Freya Marske, author of A MARVELLOUS LIGHT