The Book Fairies were excited to hide copies of Jenny Colgan’s festive favourite, An Island Christmas up and down the UK!
The Book Fairies love a challenge – and the title of this one brought out the Christmas lovers in them! Also – some of our Scottish fairies embarked on an island tour just to find beautiful places to leave copies of this Jenny Colgan book. Were you lucky enough to find one?
About the book:
On the remote Scottish island of Mure, the Christmas season is stark, windy, and icy—yet incredibly festive and beautiful… It’s a time for getting cozy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and enjoying a dram and a treacle pudding with the people you love—unless, of course, you’ve accidentally gotten pregnant by your ex-boss, and don’t know how to tell him. In the season for peace and good cheer, will Flora find the nerve to reveal the truth to her nearest and dearest? Will her erstwhile co-parent Joel think she’s the bearer of glad tidings—or is this Christmas going to be as bleak as the Highlands in midwinter?
Meanwhile Saif, a doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria is trying to enjoy his first western Christmas with his sons on this remote island where he’s been granted asylum. His wife, however, is still missing, and her absence hangs over what should be a joyful celebration. Can the family possibly find comfort and joy without her?
Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for a Highland Christmas you’ll never forget! And warm up your kitchen with bonus recipes for the Little Beach Street Bakery’s seasonal shortbread, Lanark Blue Scones, and Black Buns.
A recipe for book fairy success
An Edinburgh Book Fairy went one step further and made a batch of Lanark Blue Cheese scones from a recipe in An Island Christmas!
We love hearing from book finders! If you found An Island Christmas or any other book we’ve hidden, please post a pic and use #ibelieveinbookfairies – or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Didn’t find a copy?
If you weren’t lucky this time, don’t worry! You can find your copy of An Island Christmas here on Hive Books – and support local bookshops too!
Would you like to join The Book Fairies?
Just grab your official book fairy stickers, some books you want to hide, maybe some colourful ribbon and off you go!