Copies of Migrations are flown around the UK thanks to The Book Fairies!

Charlotte McConaghy’s new novel was left along the coast of the UK, in places where you might see a tern, the hero of this story!

Book Fairies share copies of Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy published by Vintage Books at the seaside

The Book Fairies are very aware of the need to protect our planet, and sharing copies of Migrations during Plastic Free July and Green Book Fairies month is apt.

Book fairies sought out bird and sea-related locations at which to leave this beautiful novel, including but not limited to: bird statues, bird watching hides, RSPB nature reserves and protected wetlands well known for tern populations!

We hope that visitors to these sites are thrilled to find a book as well as spot some incredible birds.

About the book:

Franny Stone has always been the kind of woman who is able to love but unable to stay. Leaving behind everything but her research gear, she arrives in Greenland with a singular purpose: to follow the last Arctic terns in the world on what might be their final migration to Antarctica. Franny talks her way onto a fishing boat, and she and the crew set sail, traveling ever further from shore and safety. But as Franny’s history begins to unspool—a passionate love affair, an absent family, a devastating crime—it becomes clear that she is chasing more than just the birds. When Franny’s dark secrets catch up with her, how much is she willing to risk for one more chance at redemption?

Epic and intimate, heartbreaking and galvanising, Charlotte McConaghy’s Migrations is an ode to a disappearing world and a breathtaking page-turner about the possibility of hope against all odds.

Books found!

Book fairies love nothing more than to hear from those who find the treats we left behind! If that is YOU, please post a pic with #ibelieveinbookfairies or email us to let us know where you found it! Here are a few of the lucky finders who got a new copy of Migrations today.

BOOK FOUND Book Fairies share copies of Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy published by Vintage Books

Not lucky enough to find a copy?

Do not worry! This beautiful book is available in all good bookshops (ask them to order one in if needed!) but also here you can support independent bookshops by ordering Migrations on

Would you like to be a book fairy?

We would love for you to join us! All you need is a set of official book fairy stickers, a pile of pre-loved books you’re happy to share, and the drive to spread some kindness in your neighbourhood or on your travels!

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