The Book Fairies in Australia celebrate Mother’s Day with a countrywide treasure hunt

Copies of The French Gift by Kirsty Manning were left all around Australia to mark Mothering Sunday and celebrate female friendships and family!

Book fairies around Australia marked Mother’s Day with a very special event, hiding copies of The French Gift by Kirsty Manning all around the country! From sunrise in Sydney to sunset in Perth, these fairies spent the day finding the most beautiful spots at which to leave a book.

We hope that all the lucky finders enjoy their new read, and we look forward to seeing where the books are left next! Here are some of our favourite pics from the day.

About the book:

A forgotten manuscript that threatens to unravel the past…

Fresne Prison, 1940: A former maid at a luxury villa on the Riviera, Margot Bisset finds herself in a prison cell with writer and French Resistance fighter Joséphine Murant. Together, they are transferred to a work camp in Germany for four years, where the secrets they share will bind them for generations to come.

Paris, around about now: Evie Black lives in Paris with her teenage son, Hugo, above her botanical bookshop, La Maison Rustique. Life would be so sweet if only Evie were not mourning the great love of her life.

When a letter arrives regarding the legacy of her husband’s great-aunt, Joséphine Murant, Evie clutches at an opportunity to spend one last magical summer with her son. They travel together to Joséphine’s house, now theirs, on the Côte d’Azur. Here, Evie unravels the official story of this famous novelist, and the truth of a murder a lifetime ago. Along the way, she will discover the little-known true story of the women who were enslaved by German forces in WWII.

Bringing together the present and the past, The French Gift is a tender and heartbreaking story of female friendship, sacrifice and loss, and the promise of new love.

Not lucky enough to find one?

Do not panic! Ask your local bookshop if they have a copy, or you can even order a copy of The French Gift direct from the publishers here.

Would you like to join The Book Fairies?

Anyone can be a book fairy, and you can hide preloved books, too! Wherever you are in the world, get started by ordering some goodies today. Every order comes with free worldwide delivery and a little book fairy guide to get you started!

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