The Trial of Lotta Rae – set free by book fairies up and down the UK!

β€œI have seen my name become notorious. Lotta Rae. The talk of all London.”

The Book Fairies are excited to have shared copies of The Trial of Lotta Rae by Siobhan MacGowan across the UK today! The book is set at the start of the Suffragette movement, and some fairies even left copies at key locations from the story. πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’š

β€œFor Mam was so happy that afternoon, looked fine in her best hat and coat, relishing her Madeira cake and the luxury of the delicate china, the tiny forks and silver pot of tea as you poured for her.”

Some of the books that book fairies shared included an extra special treat from Wild Women Tea Club!

About the book:

Lotta Rae is a young working-class woman who is viciously attacked by a wealthy gentleman. Lotta’s family are firm believers in justice, so Lotta makes the brave decision to testify in court against her attacker. The guardians of justice support her, or so it seems.

William Linden is a barrister about to lose everything. He is failing to live up to his father’s formidable reputation and if he loses one more case, how will he house, clothe and feed his wife and young son?

Both Lotta and William have decisions to make that will change the course of their lives and the lives of everyone around them for generations to come.

Notorious after her trial and unable to return to the life she had before her attack, Lotta’s quest for her own form of justice takes her from the streets of Spitalfields to a Soho brothel, into the heart of the Suffragette movement, to an unimaginable place. One she could never have foreseen.

Not lucky enough to find a copy?

Do not worry! This wonderful book is available at all good book shops. You can also order a copy online (and still support independent book shops!) if you choose to buy your copy of The Trial of Lotta Rae through

Would you like to be a book fairy?

We would love for you to join us! All you need are some stickers and some books you’ve read and want to share! Ribbon is also a great addition πŸ™‚

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