Author Fiona Longmuir becomes Book Fairy for a Day with Looking for Emily…

This wonderful novel for middle-grade children was hidden by the author herself in Brighton!

“There were a few families dotted on the sand now, building castles, writing their names with enormous sticks.”

– Looking for Emily

Were you Looking for Emily today? The Book Fairies have been hiding copies of Fiona Longmuir’s middle grade novel at seaside locations and beyond! The author herself joined us to sign and then hide some personally ๐Ÿ™‚

About the book:

When twelve-year-old Lily moves to the sleepy seaside town of Edge, sheโ€™s sure that nothing exciting is ever going to happen to her again. But when she stumbles upon a secret museum hidden in the middle of town, she realises that there might be more to her new home than meets the eye.

The Museum of Emily is filled with the belongings of one seemingly ordinary girl โ€“ a girl who, many years ago, disappeared from the town without a trace. With the help of her new friends Sam and Jay, Lily is determined to solve the mystery and find out who Emily was, why she disappeared and who has created the strange, hidden museum.

With a one-of-a-kind mystery, a brilliant trio of protagonists, and an action-filled story, Looking for Emily is the unmissable middle grade debut of 2022.

“I can’t resist a treasure hunt (I wrote a whole book about one!), so being a book fairy is basically the most exciting thing I can imagine. It was amazing to see my books hidden in so many fantastical places and getting to sign and hide some myself was absolutely magic. I had so much fun being a book fairy – I felt like a little kid and kept getting the giggles!”

– Fiona Longmuir, author of Looking for Emily

Happy finders!

We love hearing from people who find the books we hide – here are a few of our favourites from today!

Not lucky enough to find one?

This wonderful book for middle-grade readers is available at all good book shops! You can also order your copy from and still support independent shops around the UK.

Would you like to be a book fairy?

Anyone can join in! Just grab some official stickers and get started hiding the books you’ve read and want to share!

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