Photographing Fairies

Institute History


England, shortly after World War One. Having lost his wife in an accident for which he feels responsible, Charles Castle, a former American soldier, settles in London where he works as a photographer.

A great rationalist, he spends much time unmasking charlatans who fiddle photos to make people believe in ghosts and other fantastical effects.

Through this, he finds himself dragged into an adventure that opens up a parallel world to him, a world where you can find your dearly departed, as it were . . .


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