The Enchanted Library – Carolyn Turgeon & Faerie Magazine

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Faerie Magazine's Enchanted Library series

Introduction

The ‘Enchanted Library’ series is produced by Carolyn Turgeon, editor of Faerie Magazine. It includes a collection of exquisitely illustrated and beautifully designed so-called ‘lifestyle’ compendia, that incorporate the legends, lore, literature and art of various magical creatures, as well as fashion and beauty; and home, food, and entertaining with step-by-step crafts and recipes. The books are high quality, including Smyth-sewn pages and cloth binding, with the series so far including fairies, mermaids, and unicorns.

List of books

Faerie Magazine The Unicorn Handbook
The Unicorn Handbook by Carolyn Turgeon

Harper Design. 9 June 2020.

“A Spellbinding Collection of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects”

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This unicorn lifestyle companion includes history and lore, as well as diy projects such as making unicorn dust, or a unicorn tail loop braid. There are recipes to make a plum cake straight from the world of Alice in Wonderland and tips on how to throw a delightful unicorn garden party. And there’s also an exclusive interview with Peter S. Beagle, the author of the classic tale The Last Unicorn.

The book design includes a girl and unicorn image inset on the front cover; ornate metallic pink foil patterning on the front, spine, and back; pink stained edges; a satin bookmark, and quality paper.

mermaid handbook
The Mermaid Handbook by Carolyn Turgeon

Harper Design, Nov 2017

“An Alluring Treasury of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects”

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The second beautifully designed enchanted lifestyle compendium, packed with mermaid lore, legends, facts and trivia, lavish illustrations, and numerous step-by-step projects and recipes.

Divided into four sections—Fashion and Beauty; Arts and Culture; Real Mermaids and Where to Find Them; and Food, Entertaining and Stories of the Sea. DIY projects include making a sailor’s valentine; a mermaid comb and crown; a pearl and sequin paillette necklace; and tips on mermaid makeup and hair. There are recipes for mermaid-themed poke bowls, aquatic-themed honey gingerbread cookies, and even mermaid cocktails.

The book design includes a mermaid image inset on the front cover; ornate metallic blue foil patterning on the front, spine, and back; blue stained edges; a satin bookmark, and quality paper.

faerie handbook
The Faerie Handbook by Carolyn Turgeon

Harper Design, November 2017

“An Enchanting Compendium of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects”

➤  Buy from Amazon |  Book Depository

A gorgeous volume of contemporary and vintage artworks, glossy photographs, literature reviews, essays, do-it-yourself projects, and recipes – along with anything you’d ever need to add a touch of faerie to your modern day life. Sorted into four sections: Flora and Fauna, Fashion and Beauty,  Arts and Culture, and Home, Food, and Entertaining. Learn about fairy lore, how to make fairy costumes, and cook recipes fit for a fairy princess.

The book’s delightful design includes a faerie image inset on the front cover; ornate metallic purple foil patterning on the front, spine, and back; purple stained edges; a satin bookmark, and quality paper.

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