Tag Archives: Fairyland

Ash Dieback?

This little ash tree grows in a fairy dell we sometimes pass on our walks. The Dryad who looks after the tree is a particular friend of ours and we often stop for a chat. Lately, we’ve noticed our tree isn’t … Continue reading

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Say Bye-Bye To The Black Fairy

She’s flying back to Fairyland today, having completed her yearly stint on our tree. When do YOU take down your decorations?

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The Gateway Opens #kidlit #dreamdeeply

The button opened like a great big eye. Inside was a spinning kaleidoscope of forest foliage, which spread out rapidly in a circle. Everything around it – trees, fungus, beer cans, Tracy, the stone itself – rose up and formed … Continue reading

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Interview With Author Annabelle Franklin

Originally posted on Sacha Black:
Please welcome Annabelle to this weeks author interview. You can find Anabelle on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads or Amazon especially her book pages Gateway to Magic and The Slapstyx. Without further ado, please welcome Annabelle. ? What are you currently writing/working…

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Keep Your Paws Off My Man!

Pearl keeps enticing Snip into the bushes when we’re out together. It’s always the same pathetic ploy: ‘Oh Snip, I can hear a scary noise!’ – the ‘scary noise’ being nothing more dangerous than some harmless child at play – … Continue reading

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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

We pointy-nosed dogs are well known for sleeping a lot. You humans may wonder how we manage to sleep so much. You watch our noses and paws twitching and hear our muffled yelps and growls, and you think maybe we’re … Continue reading

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Message from Annabelle: The Attention-Seeking Shape Shifter

Fairyland is full of shapeshifters; they’re part of the natural balance.  But occasionally you’ll come across a shapeshifter who has gone out of control. Such a one is Nigel the Nuisance, who uses his shapeshifting to show off.  He practises … Continue reading

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Message from Annabelle: Cousin Tracy

Tracy is Steven’s cousin, the daughter of his Dad’s sister Dorice. Dorice has never taken much interest in Tracy, who was a ‘mistake’.  Every summer Dorice goes on a long holiday abroad, leaving Tracy with an ancient great-aunt. Dorice doesn’t … Continue reading

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Message from Annabelle: My Hero

The hero of Gateway to Magic is 11 year old Steven Topcliff, a sensitive and imaginative boy who has learned to hide these qualities in order to ‘fit in’.  An only child, he lives in a well ordered home with … Continue reading

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Message from Annabelle: The Dark Side of Fairyland

Fairies are elemental in nature.  Their moods change as rapidly as Welsh weather and are quickly forgotten.  To humans, this can make them seem unstable and immoral.  It’s almost like they’re playing with emotions, trying them on and discarding them … Continue reading

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