Hobsession
Hobsession
Feb 8, 2020
Fairies Gone Viral : an analysis of the Cottingley Fairy Scandal
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What happens when an innocent game spirals so far out of control that it ends up being international news?  Many people recognise the Cottingley fairy photographs as one of the greatest hoaxes of all time, but who were the girls behind it and what were their true intentions?  Why did such intellectual luminaries as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle give them such public support?  Do people have an inbuilt desire to be deceived?   Heidi and Becki attempt to tackle these questions and sprinkle around some glittery insights into the nature of grief, truth and the human need to believe in magic.
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