A Book Finder Story: from London to Paris

It’s so very exciting for a book fairy when a book is found… so we decided to start sharing our happy finder stories with everyone here!

We were so thrilled to be contacted over instagram by Aurora, who found a book in London, UK, then helped the book to continue its journey. Here is her story!

From London to Paris, with Aurora

Found in St James’ Park, London

I was spending a few days in London over the weekend at the beginning of July. On July 7th -it happened to be Pride Parade Day-, I was walking through St James’ Park looking for squirrels to watch when I noticed a book wrapped in a colourful ribbon against the iron gate right after the bridge. Intrigued -and being a book lover- I picked it up, read the back cover and kept it with me when I realised I was not stealing it from anyone.

When I got back to my hotel, I looked for the book fairies online, eager to know who they were. I really fell in love with the idea of dropping books for people to enjoy so I notified the fairies on Instagram that I had found a book.

I read A Sky Painted Gold in two days as it was a very good book and I really enjoyed it. Laura Wood perfectly captured the atmosphere of the era and I loved her characters. Book fairies do things wonderfully well as I probably would have never read that specific book if not found in the first place. I am really grateful for the opportunity.

Left at Oscar Wilde’s grave, Paris

As I was going to the Père Lachaise cemetery today, I decided to take the book with me and leave it on a grave for someone else to find. Oscar Wilde seemed a perfect choice for several reasons: I had found the book in London and it was wrapped in a beautiful rainbow ribbon. It is also one of the most visited places of the cemetery, mostly by native English speakers.

I do hope that the person who will find it will enjoy it as much as I did. Also, I ordered some supplies from the book fairies website and can’t wait to drop more books in the future.

About the book:

Growing up in her sleepy Cornish village dreaming of being a writer, sixteen-year-old Lou has always wondered about the grand Cardew house which has stood empty for years. And when the owners arrive for the summer – a handsome, dashing brother and sister – Lou is quite swept off her feet and into a world of moonlit cocktail parties and glamour beyond her wildest dreams.

But, as she grows closer to the Cardews, is she abandoning her own ambitions… and is there something darker lurking at the heart of the Cardew family?

Have you found a book?

We would love to share your story, too. Please email bookfairyemail@gmail.com with “book finder stories” in the subject line!

Would you like to be a book fairy?

It’s easy! You can become part of the magic by ordering book fairy stickers and getting your books ready while you wait for them to arrive!

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