half a world away by mike gayle hidden by the book fairies

Half A World Away… with The Book Fairies

The Book Fairies were thrilled to join Mike Gayle in celebration of his new book, Half A World Away! Did you find one of the 100 copies hidden in the UK?

On the day of publication, book fairies up and down the UK hid copies of Half A World Away – the stunningly heartfelt new novel from the bestselling author of The Man I Think I Know, Mike Gayle. These beautiful brand new hardbacks needed to find dry spots due to the rain outside, so book fairies headed to hospitals, bus stops, community centres and cafes to leave them for lucky finders.

About the book:

Strangers living worlds apart. Strangers with nothing in common. But it wasn’t always that way… Kerry Hayes is a single mum, living on a tough south London estate.

She provides for her son by cleaning houses she could never hope to afford.

Taken into care as a child, Kerry cannot ever forget her past. Noah Martineau is a successful barrister with a beautiful wife, daughter and home in fashionable Primrose Hill.

Adopted as a child, Noah always looks forward, never back. When Kerry reaches out to the sibling she lost on the day they were torn apart as children, she sets in motion a chain of events that will have life-changing consequences for them both. By turns funny and moving, Half a World Away is a story that will stay with you long after you read its powerfully emotional, heartbreaking final page. ***’Mike Gayle has such a talent for delving into hearts, minds and contemporary issues.

Half a World Away is supremely poignant, uplifting and heartwarming in equal measure – as well as being a real page-turner.’ Sophie Kinsella, author of Surprise Me’Mike has a prodigious talent for writing completely relatable characters who draw you into their world and tug at your heart strings.

Lucky book finders!

After spending the day finding places to hide books out of the rain, and taking photos of the gorgeous cover, we were thrilled to hear from lucky finders! Here are just two of them 🙂

Want to get your hands on a copy?

If you weren’t lucky enough to find one of these treats, do not fear! This title is in all good book shops. If you cannot get to a book shop but would still like to feel good about shopping online, head to Hive Books to buy Half A World Away. Hive support independent book shops up and down the UK, and they ship worldwide!

Would you like to join The Book Fairies?

It’s easy to spread the book fairy magic where you live! Simply grab some stickers, get hold of a pile of books from your personal collection or find some in a charity shop, and start hiding them in public!

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