Book fairies hide Great Elizabethans on Platinum Jubilee Weekend - The Queen joins us on THe Mall

The Book Fairies welcome a special guest to hide Great Elizabethans on Jubilee Weekend

“One cannot believe One’s luck at having the chance to hide this beautiful book about One”

Today we are learning all about some of the incredible Britons from the Queen’s long reign as The Book Fairies continue our Jubilee celebrations by hiding a very special book for children – Great Elizabethans!

About the book:

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the incredible history of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign, told through the enthralling life stories of 25 amazing people who have called Britain home.

The reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II has been long and eventful. Over the past 70 years, Great Britain has seen incredible changes in the ways we live, think and feel, shaped by the inspiring people who were born in Britain or arrived on its shores.

Learn about the Queen’s life and 25 other amazing history-makers – from modern pioneers, leaders and scientists to writers, athletes and activists – in this beautifully illustrated special edition paperback. Each page spread is devoted to a tale of an incredible Briton, told by talented writer and children’s book critic Imogen Russell Williams and brought to life by Sara Mulvanny’s vivid colour illustration. The book also features a gloriously illustrated timeline, showing key events from Queen Elizabeth’s long reign.

A special guest!

Some book fairies in London were joined by a very special guest, the Queen herself!* She joined us by hiding copies of this wonderful book in parks near to Buckingham Palace. We met many tourists along the Mall who were just delighted to glimpse some book fairies with a special guest!

Not lucky enough to find one?

Do not worry – you can find this wonderful book at all good bookshops, as well as online at – a site that supports indies all around the UK!

Would you like to be a book fairy?

Anyone can join! Just grab some official book fairy stickers and get hiding!

Book fairies hide Great Elizabethans on Platinum Jubilee Weekend - The Queen at Horse Guard's Parade

*this is untrue but wouldn’t it have been amazing…

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