Frances did not live to see her story published. She always maintained that she really did see fairies those summers of 1917, 1918 and 1920 and that the final photograph was genuine. This book is an opportunity for her finally to tell the full story of what happened in Cottingley. Frances trained and worked as a short hand typist during the 1920s and went on to marry Cecil Wilfred Way in 1928. She lived in Egypt, Nottingham and Ramsgate. She was a talented amateur artist, specializing in portraits. She died in 1986 leaving two children, David and Christine and six grandchildren.
Born in Richmond in the North Riding of Yorkshire. Studied General Nursing in Nottingham; lived in Cairo as a child; married a Consultant Oncologist 1952; lived in Malaya as a young married woman; followed by Dublin then Belfast where she has lived since 1959. Founded and managed a cancer charity in 1985, raising over four million pounds for cancer patients. Served for 8 years as a Non Executive Director in the Health Service; published 180,000 books for a Greek Orthodox mystic. Christine has four children and six grandchildren. She collected first hand sightings of fairies in Ireland during the 1970s which will be published in later editions of her mother's story.