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Answer the enchanting siren call of the mermaid with this comprehensive, lavishly illustrated and intricately designed one-of-a-kind lifestyle compendium from the editor in chief of Faerie Magazine and author of The Faerie Handbook and globally published novel Mermaid, packed with lore, legends, facts and trivia, beautiful illustrations, and numerous step-by-step projects and recipes.Beautiful, seductive, mysterious, and potentially dangerous, the mermaid is a global literary and pop culture icon whose roots date back to ancient sea goddesses and Greek mythology. From Homer's Odyssey and Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale The Little Mermaid to T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and the Disney animated film The Little Mermaid, this sea vixen has long seduced popular imagination.

About the Author

Carolyn Turgeon

Carolyn Turgeon is the author of five novels - Rain Village, Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story, Mermaid, The Fairest of Them All, and The Next Full Moon, most of them based on old-time fairy tales, dark and glimmering - and, more recently, The Faerie Handbook, which came out from HarperCollins in November 2017. This will be followed by The Mermaid Handbook in May 2018.

She's also also the editor-in-chief of Faerie Magazine, a quarterly print publication that the NY Times called "what would happen if Spenser's The Faerie Queene and Martha Stewart Living had a magazine baby."

Currently she lives in a 1930s building in Baltimore that might have emerged from a Greta Garbo film and/or The Shining, depending on your mood, and is writing like a madwoman, usually from her purple velvet couch. Learn more at carolynturgeon.com and faeriemagazine.com.

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